Early Intervention Language Toys

5 Best Early Intervention Language Toys

I recently started a new part-time job of providing speech therapy for children receiving Early Intervention (ages 3 and younger). I purchased some news toys to bring into the child's home with me to help work on receptive and expressive language skills. I also am continuing to use some toys that I've had for awhile [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

cause and effect toys

5 Cause and Effect Toys to Increase Joint Attention

Joint attention is when you and your child share attention or focus on the same item. If your child has Autism or a significant communication disorder, then your child may have difficulty with this skill. Joint attention is an important part of language development, as well as social skills. Certain cause and effect toys can [...]