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Monday, 18 January 2021

Amazon Toy Ideas

Since Covid-19 we have been spending a lot of time at home. We definitely don't want our children's speech and language skills to suffer so I'm giving a few ideas to you parents out there. Here are some ideas for games that can target socials skills, vocabulary, and language skills in a fun way. Kids will love playing them and you will too! 




I love this Feeding & Grooming pack from Melissa and Doug to help with simple verbs - eat, clean, sleep and for turn taking. It can be used for AAC too. It is great for our little guys who are at 1-2 word phrases. The kids love cleaning and feeding the kitty and puppy!







Stuck inside? Here is a great game for the entire family. And you can play it inside. It can be a great way to encourage and develop vocabulary skills. 



Melissa and Doug SMoothie Maker- my kids absolutely love this! They love making different varieties of smoothies. It is really good for kids working on s blends (smoothie) and you can use it to target easy concepts like in, on, full,  and empty. It is also an easy way to work on following directions. OT- it is really good to target fine motor by opening the plastic Ziploc type bag and putting the straw in the cup as well as opening and closing the cup and blender.


Love these little cans, again great for fine motor. You can also hide little items in the cans (find little items, you can use tiny trinkets or print off small pictures and put them in) For extra fine-motor practice you can have your child cut the pictures out. You can talk about the items you've hidden in them and explain their functions, where you find them, or even their first sound and find a word that rhymes with it. These cans can be great for little guys working on their /k/ sound, "what is in the can?"

 

Operation- great for fine motor skills and concepts. While your child is putting the item out of the dog you can narrate what they are doing - pulling it up, down, around, etc. You can also add a lot of information bout the items that are in the dog. 

   

Pickles to Penguins- Nice way to incorporate vocabulary skills while playing with the whole family.


   

Love this o game for OT. Get the kids up and moving like some fun animals! You can also use this to encourage vocabulary. skills.


 


A fun way to work on vocabulary with your younger kids at home!





























Thursday, 14 January 2021

Arctic Theme Freebies

 Need something to tide you over until the end of February but don't want to break the bank? I found some really cute preschool/kindergarten activities for your class or therapy that are all free!


Following the Arctic Animals- one and 2 step directions! This freebie targets following directions and is made by Mackenzie the SLP.






Arctic Friends Rhyming- great for small group work, a center or one on one with your children who are struggling. Made by Teena's Teacher Tidbits


 



Here is an Emergent Reader- great to talk about the animals, their colors, what they look like. You can also use it to color, cut and other fine motor tasks. Made by United Teaching.


 


For a Interactive  Notebook you can use this freebie. It includes an activities that describe attributes of fox (where they eat and where they live)  and another to label the walrus. 


And last but not least, a great activity for strengthening vocabulary skills is this Arctic Animal Crowns. Students wear a crown with an Arctic animal on it and they have to ask questions to figure out which animal they have.



 



Hope you like these ideas and thank you to the sellers for making these neat FREE activities!
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Tuesday, 12 January 2021

The Gingerbread Man!

 


Hello!


Here is a great activity pack that can be used for preschool, kindergarten and speech therapy. It is 55 pages of hands-on fun and it's low prep!

You can use the book (in this pack) or you can use a youtube video. Read this book a few times to encourage comprehension.

This pack includes:

•Fine motor skill activities- including playdoh mats, or drawing, colouring and pre-printing practice.

•Rhyming worksheets

•Beginning sound mats- can also be used for segmenting sounds

•Beginning Sound House Center- do the 2 pictures start with the same sound?

•Coloring pages- and printing practice for upper case letters (beginning sounds of each character from the story).

•Sensory bin pieces

•Prepositions interactive book- also targets “where” questions.

If you have question email mindy@creatingcommunicators.net


 




 



 





Thursday, 7 January 2021

How to Target Vocabulary

 Here are some tips on targeting vocabulary and some resources to help!















Monday, 4 January 2021

Syllable Fun!

 



Here is a fun hands on activity or center to use with your class to target syllables!





Sunday, 13 December 2020

Winter Freebie!!

 Here is a cute winter freebie that you can use in speech therapy or as a center in your classroom. The great part is you can use it to target what you want. It is great for verb tenses and pronouns! 

It can also be used as a receptive or expressive language activity.
 And they can say or write- whatever level your kiddos are at, it will fit!!


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