We are waddling through speech therapy this week with penguins! We can do all sorts of things with penguins. ADDED BONUS? The kids love penguins!
Penguin Problems by Jory John is great book for your school age kiddos. The penguin in the book only looks at the negatives surrounding him. He only starts to see the beauty around him when a stranger (walrus) points it out to him. It might even be a good book for adults too!!
Little Penguins by Cynthia Rylant is a cute and simple book that is great for preschoolers. The little penguins are so excited to go play in the snow!
TpT Activities for Speech Therapy:
I have an assortment of activities that are penguin themed this week. So I am using the new penguin packet from my TpT site. I love File Folder Heaven’s stuff too! I found her back around October on TpT and absolutely fell in love with her simple activities for my kids! This week I prepped several of her file folder games as well as 2 interactive books (One for positions-first,last,right, left, etc and the other addresses “where” questions and spatial concepts)! I have one more interactive book that I am using this week from The Speech Space. You can find an interactive book about arctic animals in her winter interactive book set (not pictured).
Toys and Games for Speech Therapy:
The penguin popper has been a huge hit! I use it with my young clients to work on “more,” “again,” “pop,” following directions, counting (1,2,3,POP!) as well as a behavior reward!
The Melissa and Doug Penguin Stacker is another favorite! I have several of these stacker toys. Each time I bring one in, the kiddos go crazy. Again, I can work on “more,” “please,” body parts (like feet, wings, head), top/bottom and following directions. It can also be used as a reward.
“Don’t Rock the Boat” is a fun game for your school age crowd. I’ve used it with the preschool population before but they get frustrated and don’t quite understand the concept of balance. I created an articulation game companion for this game that I will be using later this week. It is one of my best selling products and recently got a facelift!
So what are your favorite penguin themed activities?