Let's face it. Kids don't always want to work on language skills at home. They want to play their video games. Text or "Snappy Chat" their friends. Yes, you read that right..."Snappy Chat." If you are lucky, they enjoy reading. But working on talking, answering questions, describing? That's a big NO. But it's ok. Sometimes… Continue reading Language & Lemonade: Hands On Fun For Speech Therapy
Christmas is just around the corner. This is also the time of year that I get the question, "What would you recommend for my child?" As an SLP, I am ALWAYS going to recommend engaging, NON-TECHNOLOGY based toys and games...ALWAYS! Parents are so wrapped up in IPads, tablets and all the apps that go with… Continue reading Dear Santa, Please Bring Me What My SLP Recommends! Part 1 Board Games
How much spare change do you have laying around at home? In jars, on top of the dryer, on the nightstand, maybe in the bathroom…you know you have it. Sometimes, it is not very much. Other times, it’s enough for a Dr. Pepper and vanilla ice cream cone at Sonic during Happy Hour…completely hypothetical! Why… Continue reading Using Coins To Grow Language
My daughter bought a “Wreck this Journal” several months ago at a book store. I really did not know much about them. Then, she asked for another one for Christmas. So, I started looking at them. Man!!! How cool would these be to use in speech therapy?! Yes, even as a mother, I look at… Continue reading Use “Wreck this Journal” in Speech Therapy
It’s that time of the year when our entry ways are full of winter outwear. Coats, scarves, hats and mittens are hanging from every chair and hook in the house. Why not use those mittens/gloves in a fun way to encourage language? I’ve got some tips for you! Language Tip #1: Matching This one is… Continue reading Parent Tip: Using Mittens to Encourage Language
Today, I am bringing you my favorite kids' books for winter. I love kids' books. Probably more so than adult books. I am not sure if it's the illustrations or what, but I am a sucker for a pretty picture book. Winter is great time to snuggle up with kids and read a great book… Continue reading Speech Chick’s Favorite Winter Books for Kids
It's Halloween! It's probably #2 on the scale of "The Best Day of My Life" that every kid has. And all you can think about is, "What the heck am I gonna do with all that candy?" Well, you are in luck. I just happen to think about writing this post just for parents (and SLPs)… Continue reading Tips for Enriching Language with Halloween Candy!
Parents often struggle with working on articulation at home. Most parents will correct their child during day to day interactions-which is GREAT! But the trouble is making it fun! I have come up with a few ideas in the past to work on articulation such as using flashlights. Today's tip is equally as easy! All… Continue reading Light Switch Articulation: Tips for Parents
Did you know that today is National Waffle Day? I know...I'm not sure why the banks didn't shut down either. While I am not a big breakfast eater, I sure do love a good waffle. So today in honor of this "major" holiday, I am bringing you some fun ideas to use with the kids! … Continue reading National Waffle Day Fun!
Summer's almost over. Why not get in some last minute fun family outings? I have some suggestions for some fun that you can secretly sneak language into! I did my best to keep them cheap because let's face it...school supplies and school clothes get expensive. Especially if you are shopping for more than one child. The… Continue reading Family Outings That Secretly Work on Language!