I’m continuing through my summer of thematic teaching and offering you ideas of simple learning activities that you can do at home to encourage language learning. Last post I shared my ideas for beach week. This week, I added a few things and now we are all about things that live in the ocean. I… Continue reading Something Fishy
Where I live, on the east coast of the U.S., most kids have some experience with the beach. It is a common vacation spot as well as a day trip destination. Whether or not you and your kids travel to sandy shores, you can have beach week at home and incorporate some learning as well.… Continue reading Beach Week
So, we are continuing the journey of streamlining toys to a single concept or theme to assist with teaching speech and language skills. This week is boat week. My sensory bin has a few inches of water and several boats and a few Little People figures. Pre-verbal and newly verbal kids are working on easy… Continue reading Boats
Summer is here and by now your kiddos may already be tired of the slower pace and lack of schedules. In my corner of the world, things don’t slow down, rather they ramp up! New toys appear, new goals are written and sessions are added to make the summer months productive for learning speech and… Continue reading I Scream, You Scream, Teaching with Ice Cream!
Developmentally, the first sounds a child uses are /m/, /p/, /b/ and vowels. Sometimes /d/ is an early sound as well. If your child seems to be making sounds but is slow to combine the sounds into words, practicing consonant-vowel combinations with the sounds that are in their repertoire is a good way to build… Continue reading Developing Early Speech
I love to share with you my new discoveries! Beginning with Babble is a new app that has been developed by LEAP (Language Empowers All People) to assist caregivers of children birth to aged 4 with appropriate engagement and language modelling. LEAP, a non-profit organization, has been at the forefront of research-based language and literacy… Continue reading An App Discovery
Create a mini sensory bin for holiday play. Learn new vocabulary, sort, compare, contrast and engage in pretend play. Put it in a container with a lid and you have an inexpensive learning toy that travels! This one was made with Christmas minis and buttons from Michael’s Craft store. Have fun! One Word at a… Continue reading Mini Sensory Bin