Sunday, 26 February 2017

OT with a side of Speech!

Kindergarten Fine Motor Kits
That target pincer grasp,  strength, bilateral coordination, and object manipulation.
Credit: Chantelle Robertson, Occupational Therapist.

****Note: we did not reinvent the wheel here, we just put all the stuff you need (directions and letters in one spot- FOR FREE!!)

Fine Motor Kit 1- Pincer Grasp
Kit- Letter outlines and beads
Objective- improve pincer grasp and learn letter formation.
Task: have students place beads along the outline of the letter starting at the tip of the letter (to reinforce proper letter formation). The student will use their thumb and index finger (prince grasp) to pick up the beads and place them on the line. Having a strong pincer grasp is important in promoting the tripod grasp, its also important in self-care tasks (zippers and tying shoes).

Fine Motor Kit 2- Strength
Kit-Playdoh and small toys and other manipulatives
Objective: improve hand strength
Task: have students dig in the playdoh with their hands and pull all of the playdoh of each toy. Hand strength is important when completing classroom skills like using scissors and also when completing daily tasks like opening jars. When the student finds an item, have them talk about the item. For example where the item is found, what it does, what group it belongs to,  its parts and what goes with the item. You can also use concepts like place the car on the bin, in the bin, behind the bin, etc. 

For speech therapy- you can use this with articulation and have the student say their target every time they put down a bead.

Fine Motor Kit 3- Bilateral  coordination/ 2 hands
Kit-pipe cleaners and beads
Objective: improve bilateral coordination  and numeracy

Task: have students  a number and identify it. String the same amount of beads onto the pipe cleaner.
Ex number 2 pipe cleaner: string 2 beads.
Using 2 hands together

For speech therapy- you can use this as a great way to develop vocabulary skills!

her is important during printing and cutting tasks and two hands need to work together. One hand holds the paper and the other the tool.

Fine Motor Kit 4- Object Manipulation
Kit-blocks and cups
Objective: introduce sorting, patterns, object manipulation, turn taking and cooperative play skills.
Task: have students  sort blocks by color into cups. Once each student has several blocks in their cup they can take turns adding to a tower. They can work in groups of two to create ABAB patterns in their block towers. Have the student count how high their tower is. Object manipulation is important when completing puzzles and craft projects. Cooperative play is a developing skill in 4 and 5 year olds which some student may find difficult.

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Jack & Jill

Everything you need for a week with Jack and Jill!

A story for printing and reading practice.

A center to work on sequencing

Individual sequencing activity that you can use pictures or text
  Pronoun practice and possessives

This pack is prefect for speech therapy or a kindergarten theme!

Be sure to check out my Facebook page and website for freebies you can't find anywhere else :)

Friday, 10 February 2017

Valentine's Freebie!!

Valentine Speech Treats 

A Quick pack to target pronouns, verbs, vocabulary, following directions, and beginning sounds.

Pronouns & Verbs- the students talk about each picture using the correct pronoun and verb. After they are able to do this skill you can use the verb in the past tense.
Functions & Category- have the student identify the function and category of each item and then color or dab it with a bingo dabber.

Following Directions- including the concepts first, second, third, forth, last, between, before and after.
Beginning sound match up- match up the heart beginning sound with a word that starts with that sound.

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Creating Communicators 

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Weekly Activity for Students with Severe Language

Hey Everyone!
I made this pack because I have students whose language is severely delayed. They basically need to work on everything. I wanted something easy to use that would include a lot of goals in 1 pack.

The first part of the pack includes a book. You read the book everyday and it includes targets like pronouns, concepts, and descriptor words. You can print it off and after you've read it, the kids can color it and you can send it home. Lots of repetition!!! ;)

It has color and black and white pictures that target a few concepts every week. This week targets dirty, clean, in, & one.

I have pages that reinforce the concepts targeted that you can have the kids color, dab and even practice printing (depending on age/developmental ability).

Here are some color poster pages that you can put up for learning.

Each week we target a part of the Vocabulary goal. This week we start off with associations. Here are my Robot Puzzles that target Association

Check out all 3 weeks in my store and keep your eye out for week 4!!!

Sunday, 5 February 2017

Rhyming Jars

Rhyming Jars 

Rhyming Jars is a fun center to target rhyming words.

Cut out and laminate the mats and cards. Have the students match the cards that rhyme to the correct mats.
There are also worksheets that you can use to ensure understanding and for completion of the center. There are 3 types, coloring, practice printing and writing the words on their own.
Remember to follow my shop to get more freebies like this!! 

If you have questions, or comment, email

Wednesday, 1 February 2017

3 Bears in Therapy!

A Week with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears

A Week with Goldilocks and the 3 Bears in Speech Therapy!

Face it, if you're like me you just want speech therapy to be fun! Why? Because if they have fun, they learn and they want to keep coming back! I am first to admit I use worksheets and flashcards, but I get tired of them too!

So lets make it fun...again!!

I love using fairy tales in therapy. 
The kids love them and you can use it  as a theme, even for a week if you like :)

I made products (look for the others in my store) that go with fairy tales, nursery rhymes and then you can watch a cute video on you tube. It is filled with activities for speech therapy or preschool/kindergarten classroom!

If you're into videos- check out this cute and funny video by Gorgeous Movies.
I particularly like this one for speech, and so do the kids!

You can then extend it in your class as a center and use toys. In therapy, I use the toys to work on receptive and expressive language teaching concepts,  and vocabulary (attributes). The kids LOVE the hands on stuff!
Try this and you've got a captive audience!

Here are some activities that are in my Goldilocks Pack

 I am also putting it on sale for $0.99 for the entire month of February!

Thanks for checking in!