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

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Practice following directions

5 Ultimate Ways to Practice Following Directions

Following directions is an important language skill for your child to possess.  The ability to follow directions allows your child to successfully participate in the school day.  By 2-3 years-old, your child should be able to follow some simple 2-step commands (i.e. "Put on your shoes and your hat").  By 4-5 years-old, your child should … Continue reading 5 Ultimate Ways to Practice Following Directions

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

Press Here book

Learn How to Use the Press Here Book for Increasing Language Skills

If you haven't read this book with your child yet, please do! Press Here by Hervé Tullet is a simple but wonderful book. The book is interactive in the most refreshing way. The Press Here book consists of simple shapes and primary colors, but will keep your child's attention throughout. The book also provides multiple opportunities to increase … Continue reading Learn How to Use the Press Here Book for Increasing Language Skills

sequencing cards

Valuable Ways to Use Sequencing Cards with Your Child

Sequencing cards are a great way to help work with your child understand a series of events. The ability to put sequences in order will help your child down the road re-tell stories in a sequential manner.  The product below is one of my favorites when working with children (4-years and older) on this important … Continue reading Valuable Ways to Use Sequencing Cards with Your Child

Mr. Potato Head

5 Important Language Skills to Target When Playing Mr. Potato Head With Your Child

Mr. Potato Head is a classic children's toy that does not get dated or go out of style.  It is also a great toy to work on increasing your child's language abilities. Here are 5 ways you can use this toy when working with your child. Language Skills Vocabulary- Ask your child to point to all … Continue reading 5 Important Language Skills to Target When Playing Mr. Potato Head With Your Child

Melissa & Doug Puzzle

The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

If you're looking for an activity to work on language development with your child, look no further.  This Melissa & Doug puzzle provides so many opportunities to work on increasing language skills. Language Skills This hide and seek puzzle is AWESOME . I use it frequently when working with preschool-aged children. Here are some ways … Continue reading The Ultimate Melissa & Doug Puzzle For Language Development;

increase language skills with playdough

Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

There are SO many opportunities to increase language skills with playdough. This activity is motivating especially due to its sensory stimulation. When using playdough with your child you are able to target vocabulary, expanding utterances, and following directions all with one activity. Tips for Increasing Language Skills With Playdough As the parent, stay in control of … Continue reading Outstanding Ways to Increase Language Skills With Playdough

practice answering questions

5 Quality Products to Practice Answering Questions With Your Child

If your child has a language delay or disorder, it's likely they may have difficulty answering "wh" questions (who, what, where, when, why).  Some children provide no answer to these questions and others may repeat part of the question back to you.  You may be wondering what you can do at home to help your … Continue reading 5 Quality Products to Practice Answering Questions With Your Child