Leaf Hide-and-Seek: Fall Speech Therapy Activity

A great fall speech therapy activity I like to do with my students is "Leaf Hide-and-Seek". The game is very simple and requires minimal setup, but the outcomes are great! In order to play, you will need to place leaves in different areas of a room. Then ask the child to search for the hidden … Continue reading Leaf Hide-and-Seek: Fall Speech Therapy Activity

language activities that don't require toys

10 Language Activities That Don’t Require Toys

I often write about great games and toys that you can purchase to help improve your child's language skills. However, it's always possible to increase your child's language skills during your normal daily routine, without the use of special toys. One of the best ways to work on language skills with your child is in … Continue reading 10 Language Activities That Don’t Require Toys

Preschool Songs

10 Great Preschool Songs for Language Development

Singing with your child is a fabulous and fun way to work on language skills. The repetitive nature of many preschool songs will help your child to follow along and hopefully also sing along! Many of these preschool songs have motions that your child can do while singing or listening. Continue reading to get a list … Continue reading 10 Great Preschool Songs for Language Development

Free Activities to Practice Pronouns He/She

2 Free Activities to Practice Pronouns (He/She)

Many children with language delays/disorders demonstrate difficulty appropriately using the subject pronouns of he and she. Some children may only use "he" or may only use "she" regardless of gender. By 4-years-old this grammatical error is no longer age-appropriate. Before practicing the appropriate use of he and she, make sure your child understands the difference … Continue reading 2 Free Activities to Practice Pronouns (He/She)

10 Fun Ways to Practice Language Skills at the Park

10 Fun Ways to Work on Language Skills at the Park

Now that the weather is nicer and warmer, it is great to get outside with your child and enjoy some fresh air. There are so many ways to incorporate language skills when playing outside with your child. Continue reading for 10 fun ideas to try out with your child. 10 ways to work on language skills … Continue reading 10 Fun Ways to Work on Language Skills at the Park

reusable sticker pad for language development

5 Language Skills to Target With the Best Reusable Stickerpad

If you don't already know, the Melissa & Doug brand has the best toys, games, and activities to use with your child.  The products often even list ways to use them to help develop stronger language skills for your child. I have written about their reusable stickerpad product previously in my post 10 Toys for Under … Continue reading 5 Language Skills to Target With the Best Reusable Stickerpad

Best ways to incorporate language skills into cooking with your child

Best Ways to Incorporate Language Skills into Cooking With Your Child

If you're like me and enjoy cooking, you will love these ways to incorporate your child and language skills into the activity. Cooking with your child is a naturalistic way to practice some important communication skills such as following directions, sequencing, and learning new vocabulary.  Another benefit is that your child will end up with … Continue reading Best Ways to Incorporate Language Skills into Cooking With Your Child

10 toys for under $10

10 Language Development Toys for Under $10

There are so many toys out on the market that can help expand your child's language skills, that it becomes difficult to chose which ones to purchase as well as expensive. Luckily there are some reasonably priced toys available.  I have saved you some time and developed a list of 10 toys for under $10 … Continue reading 10 Language Development Toys for Under $10

Super Simple Kite Craft to Work on Increasing Your Child’s Language Skills

Are you looking for a simple and inexpensive craft to do with your child? Here is the perfect craft for the windy days of March. Making a kite has never been so simple. Below you will find the directions to make the simple kite craft as well as some ideas to incorporate language skills. Materials … Continue reading Super Simple Kite Craft to Work on Increasing Your Child’s Language Skills

Free Passover Matching Game

Free Passover Matching Game for Language Skills

Passover is an eight-day festival to commemorate the freedom of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt. Passover 2017 begins sundown on April 10th. Take time to talk about this holiday with your child since there are a lot of new terms used during this holiday that your child may not be familiar with (i.e. seder, … Continue reading Free Passover Matching Game for Language Skills

5 Awesome Ways to Increase Language Skills with Category Cards

Category cards are a fantastic way to improve your child's language skills (ages 3 and up). The cards offer many different ways to use them so your child will not get bored. The best product of category cards that I have found include very simple cards.  Each card has one large colorful picture of an object. … Continue reading 5 Awesome Ways to Increase Language Skills with Category Cards

mystery box

5 Outstanding Ways to Use a Mystery Box to Improve Language Skills

First of all, you may be wondering; What is a mystery box?   A mystery box is any box that has a small opening in which a hand can fit inside. Inside the box contains mystery objects, such as small toys or objects. You can easily create your own mystery box using a tissue box.  Place inside … Continue reading 5 Outstanding Ways to Use a Mystery Box to Improve Language Skills

Dot Markers

5 Best Ways to Use Dot Markers for Language Development

There are so many ways you can use dot markers with your child to work on specific language goals. Not only can these paint markers make cool pictures, they are also virtually mess-free. If you don't already own dot markers, please think about purchasing a pack for your little one. They are easy to hold for young children … Continue reading 5 Best Ways to Use Dot Markers for Language Development

6 Language Activities For Car Rides

6 Easy Language Activities for Car Rides

For most of us, driving in the car with your child is something we do on almost a daily basis. Whether it's to transport your youngster back-and-forth from school or to a sports practice, we find ourselves in the car frequently. This is a terrific time to try some activities to help increase your child's … Continue reading 6 Easy Language Activities for Car Rides

parenting a language delayed child

4 Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting a Language Delayed Child

If you have a child with language difficulties (receptive and/or expressive) sometimes it's difficult to know how to communicate with them.  Should you speak in shorter sentences to help them understand?  Should you speak slower?  Should you interact in a specific way?  Here are four do's and don'ts of parenting a language delayed child. 4 … Continue reading 4 Do’s and Don’ts of Parenting a Language Delayed Child

Go Fish

5 Great Ways to Use Go Fish for Speech and Language Skills

Do you remember playing the game Go Fish as a child?  Maybe you have already introduced your child to this wonderfully simple game.  Are you wondering how this game is for language development?  Well, there are some easy ways to alter the game to help increase your child's language skills. Continue reading to learn how … Continue reading 5 Great Ways to Use Go Fish for Speech and Language Skills

language activities for a snow day

10 Easy Activities to Promote Language Development on a Snow Day

The northeast is snowed in today!  This means you most likely will be at home all day with your child, as most schools will be closed.  Snow days are a great time to relax and spend time with your family. Here are 10 activities you can do on a snow day with your child to … Continue reading 10 Easy Activities to Promote Language Development on a Snow Day

5 March Books

5 Wonderful March Books to Read to Your Child

As we know, reading books with your child is an important activity that helps with language development. Reading can help increase vocabulary skills, stimulate imagination, and offer opportunities to practice answering questions. Take a look at my previous article for more specific examples on how to increase language with books. Below are 5 recommended March books … Continue reading 5 Wonderful March Books to Read to Your Child

St. Patrick's Day Activity

The Easiest St. Patrick’s Day Activity to Practice Language Skills With Your Child

It's almost time for St. Patrick's Day again (March 17th).  Here is a fun and simple game to play with your child that works on expressive and receptive language skills. Continue reading for an easy St. Patrick's Day activity that will be fun and is also free! Directions Print out page of shamrocks. Cut out shamrocks. … Continue reading The Easiest St. Patrick’s Day Activity to Practice Language Skills With Your Child