Able Play

My Little House has earned the prestigious Able Play seal from the National Lekotek Center, a non profit organization which hosts learning centers across the United States and is dedicated to making play and learning accessible for children with disabilities.


Get ready teachers of preschool, early education and the SLP community. Yvonne Johansen's creation of "My Little House" has provided us, with a fun, effective tool that addresses language in an interactive, multimodal way. 

Sandy Kaul, MA, CCC-SLP Developer of FONEMZ®


We are excited to see therapy professionals like Yvonne Johansen use their creativity and innovation to invent products that can fulfill a need in child development.The National Lekotek Center is also excited to see new products like SmartFelt’s My Little House use play as a way to motivate children to connect, communicate and share their feelings and emotions.

Ahren Hoffman, Manager of Industry Relations & Partnerships, National Lekotek Center.


As a Child Development Specialist and parent of an autistic child,  I found My Little House to be an amazing tool/toy that engages, educates and empowers! 

Birthe Minnick, Studio City, CA


My Little House is one of the smartest toys a parent can buy for growing language in small children. It's fun, interactive and full of great things to learn about, all while playing! This is a great toy for any child but an absolute must have for children on the Autism spectrum who are acquiring language. With 100's of different learning possibilities this toy will build language, fine motor and play skills! It's a winner!      

Shannon Penrod, Host of "Autism Live."    


I've been teaching pre-K special education for nearly a decade, and My Little House is one of the best learning toys I've ever purchased for my classroom.  I use it to work on a wide range of language skills with my students with developmental delays, and MLH has been a wonderful tool for working with my English Language Learner students as well.  MLH is beautifully constructed, durable, and easy to carry and store. My students love "playing" with MLH, and I love teaching with it.  Thank you for such an amazing product!

Elizabeth DiMartino, SLP


Where to begin? So amazing and very interactive! Today a group of bigwigs came in and thought the little house was very motivating and wanted to know what the product was and how I got it.

Amy O'Neal, Ontario


My kids love playing with it!

Jody Haas


I really love MLH and use it frequently throughout my work week (center based preschool). Thanks!
Kerry Griffin M.S. CCC/SLP



My little guy absolutely loves it!  We play with it all of the time. My son's speech therapist has it as well and I am very happy with this product, because it's fun and a great learning tool as well!

Irene Kaptzis


Love it, and so does my 3-year old daughter.

Hallie Sherman, Merrick, NY


We heard of my little house through one of our Speech pages on Facebook. My daughter has some speech issues and I thought this would be perfect as it was made by a speech pathologist. I was right !! My little house is very well-made, and very versatile and my 2 1/2-year-old loves it and I'm sure she will for a long time!! Even if your child doesn't have speech issues it's a great learning (and fun) toy!! You can hold two felt pieces up and ask your child to say which one they would like, you can discuss over, under etc, colors, shapes, objects etc etc.. we are very happy with our purchase! Thanks again!

Stephanie Walsh & Sienna :-)


A glowing review from Simply Speech