Have you ever wondered why do speech therapists play games? Is the your child's therapist even really working on speech sounds or language skills while playing games? Well the answer is definitely yes! Speech therapists are able to target MANY skills while playing games. Here are some of the skills a speech therapist is able … Continue reading Why Do Speech Therapists Play Games?
Whether you are a speech pathologist or a parent looking for ways to help improve your preschool child's communication skills, you've come to the right place to get new ideas. I've listed below some of my favorite speech therapy activities for preschool age children along with ideas of how to use them. 5 Speech Therapy … Continue reading 5 Speech Therapy Activities for Preschool Age
Let's Go Fishin' game is favorite among my students. I really enjoy using this game in speech therapy since it can be played so many different ways and is easily able to be played with groups of children. The game is geared for children ages 4 to 7, however, many of my older students choose … Continue reading 5 Ways to Use Let’s Go Fishin’ Game for Speech Therapy
I love using matching games for speech therapy while working on language skills with children. Matching games are a classic activity that help improve memory, concentration, problem-solving, and can target MANY language skills. Some of these important language skills include turn-taking, expanding vocabulary, expanding utterances, understanding the concepts of same and different, and following directions. … Continue reading 10 Best Matching Games for Speech Therapy
Are you looking for some new toys to help work on your child's language skills? One of my new favorite toys is the Fisher-Price Barnyard Bingo Game. This interactive bingo game is simple, yet can be modified in different ways depending on your child's skill level.
(Post updated in 2021 to include 5 more turn-taking games) If your child has a pragmatic language disorder, then it may be very likely that he has difficulty appropriately taking turns. At around the age of 3- to 4-years-old most children understand the idea of turn-taking, although they may not always wait for their turn. … Continue reading 5 Perfect Games for Turn Taking
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Barrier games are simple yet effective way of targeting many language goals at home. In order to play barrier games for speech therapy, you will need two pieces of paper, some sort of barrier (a book or folder work well), and something to draw with. How to set up a barrier game You and your … Continue reading How to Play Barrier Games for Speech Therapy
Playing games with your child is a perfect way to spend time together and work on increasing language skills. You can work with your child on turn-taking skills, following directions, increasing vocabulary, and expanding utterances. Below are 5 language development games to get you started working on these goals. 1. Candy Land Game When playing Candy … Continue reading 5 Language Development Games