Monday, 27 April 2020

Ways to increase Vocabulary at Home

Your child needs to have a useful vocabulary. Vocabulary is the basis for learning language. Educational research shows that vocabulary strongly relates to reading comprehension, intelligence, and general ability.  That is why vocabulary is so important.

As children learn to read, they must learn to decode (sound-out) print, but they also must have a vocabulary base (word knowledge) to make sense of what they decode. 

During the first few years of life, as babies begin to say their first words, it is easy to keep track of their growing vocabularies. Children typically understand or recognize more words than they actually use when speaking. For example, a toddler might only say five different words (e.g., dada, mama, doggie, bottle, more) but be able to understand many others—like pointing to the
light when Mommy asks, “Where is the light?” or beginning to cry when Daddy says, “Bye-bye” as he leaves for work.
Vocabulary development does not stop once a child can talk. In fact, children learn many new words once they start reading and going to school. The chart below shows typical vocabulary development across several ages. Notice how quickly vocabulary grows over the first six years of life.

Vocabulary expectations based on Age (in years)

4 The typical 4-year-old child will have about a 1,500–1,600-word vocabulary.

5 By the time a child reaches school age and heads to kindergarten, he/she will
have between a 2,100- and 2,200-word vocabulary.

6 The 6-year-old child typically has a 2,600-word expressive vocabulary (words
he or she says), and receptive vocabulary (words he or she understands) of
20,000–24,000 words.

12 By the time a child is 12 years old, he/she will understand (have a
receptive vocabulary) of about 50,000 words.

A great way to increase your child's vocabulary is to 
  • read to your child
  • talk about the pictures
  • label, and define new words
  • use new words in sentences 
  • expose your child to plenty of reading materials
  • talk to your child about what you are doing around the house while you are doing it.


Sunday, 26 April 2020

Spring Parent Handout!!

Spring Parent Handout 

Use this hand out to give parents ideas on how to increase language during the spring!
Young children learn best through play- which means ideas to use at home that is full of learning opportunities! This packet is geared toward preschoolers and school-aged children that includes family-friendly, day-to-day activities.

4 Learning through Play Activity Sheets

Activities to do with Eggs, Gardening, Park, and Flowers!

No prep- just print and send home with your caseload at the end of your treatment session!

Friday, 24 April 2020

For parents of a child with a lisp

Does your child have a lisp? Are you an SLP or SLPA working with students who have a lisp? Then, definitely, you need to try this package. I have used this pack and it has worked!

 Lisp | Speech Therapy | S Articulation | Speech and Language Therapy

Thank you for this pack, The Pedi Speechie, it has worked so well with my students. Highly recommend!

Tuesday, 21 April 2020

Sensory Bins

Need a simple sorting bin that you can use with your kids who have severe receptive and expressive language delays?

You can use this to teach concepts, pronouns, possessives, and vocabulary.
Place the cards in a fun sensory bin, bag or bowl. Then have the student choose a card and decide if it's:
  1. fast/slow
  2. an anima/clothing
  3. a pronoun he/she
  4. possessive his/hers
  5. an action
  6. in/out
  7. on/off
  8. behind/beside
 Sensory Bin- Simple Sorting 

Sensory Bin- Simple Sorting

 Sensory Bin- Simple Sorting  


Monday, 20 April 2020

Interactive Books

Interactive - What Do You See Bundle  

Use this book written in the Brown Bear format to teach vocabulary and items that are found in and around the home. Included are coloring pages, a vocabulary sorting activity and prompts for writing about my house.
There are some awesome coloring pages that you can use to target following directions! I have now added pages without words so you can use them any way you like :)
30+ pages!
Great package you can use in speech therapy and then send home with your students.

Interactive - What Do You See Bundle 
Interactive - What Do You See Bundle 

Monday, 6 April 2020

Camping Theme

Camping Theme Preschool 

This is included in my Early Intervention Information and Activities Pack!!

You can use this as a bus theme or pair it with a camping book.
1.Sorting – camping items and items that are not for camping.
2. Free play center- language ideas
3.Fine Motor dabbing
4.Coloring page
5.Printing practice for the letter /c/ mats- used for coloring, dry erase markers, play-doh, and/or posters for visuals.
6.Printing practice- lower case- used for mini erasers, pencil, crayons, pom-poms, dry erase or play-doh.
7.Dabbing practice- lower case- you can use with bingo dabbers, or Q-tips and paint.
8. Interactive Book
9. Jar and Bug Go togethers
10. Opposite Tent Match up
11. Fishing for Concepts
Camping Theme Preschool 

 Camping Theme Preschool 

 Camping Theme Preschool