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Language Skills

Alphabet Bean Bag Hopscotch: Pre-Literacy and Movement!

Alphabet Bean Bag Hopscotch: Pre-Literacy and Movement!

Is your child starting to show interest in the alphabet? A great way to keep letter learning fun is by incorporating a movement activity! Here, Coco is playing hopscotch while matching Alphabet Bean Bags, by Educational Insights, to written chalk letters. Walk Tip: When starting…

Bjorem Speech Sound Cues

Bjorem Speech Sound Cues

Our All-Star product for September is the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues from @bjoremspeech. These cards are a must-have in the speech therapy world, but they aren’t just for therapists! By giving speech sounds a memorable “name” and an adorable visual, they are the perfect way…

Speech and Language Opportunities | The Beach

Speech and Language Opportunities | The Beach

Speech and language opportunities are everywhere! You can easily promote your child’s language development during ANY activity by: introducing new vocabulary and concepts, asking open-ended questions, and modeling expanded sentences.  Here, Kaylee and her family got chatty while they played in the sand 🏖 One…

Purposeful Play with Apps!

Purposeful Play with Apps!

Turn screen time into meaningful play by using apps that encourage social interactions! A couple of our favorites are Toca Birthday Party and Toca Tea Party from @tocaboca. Using these engaging apps during play with others presents natural opportunities for children to build vocabulary and…

DIY Sticker Scenes

DIY Sticker Scenes

It’s safe to say that Chloe is sticker-obsessed! One of our favorite ways to play at home is with DIY Sticker Scenes.  Just grab a giant Post-it and get to drawing!  Have you kiddo color the picture to work on visual motor skills Place stickers…

Colin Chameleon

Colin Chameleon

Colin Chameleon is a sweet and silly story that littles of all ages will love. In this book, after he is accidentally stomped and nibbled on by his animal friends. Colin realizes that he needs to find a way to stand out… so he makes…

Lids and Lizards

Lids and Lizards

This post may contain affiliate links. This means that if you click on a link and make a purchase, we may receive a small commission (at no additional cost). May’s Walk, Talk, Play All-Star Toy of the Month is Lids and Lizards by Super Duper…

Zingo!

Zingo!

Zingo! by ThinkFun is one of our favorite bingo games! While playing, kiddos will build their vocabulary and practice many other skills, such as matching pictures, taking turns, describing pictured objects by category/function/appearance (“A dog is an animal,” “We wear shoes on our feet,” etc.),…

Rainbow Floor Puzzle

Rainbow Floor Puzzle

We made a cardboard rainbow floor puzzle! This activity will keep you busy and focuses on all of our favorite components: Walk (PT), Talk (SLP), Play (OT)!! Walk: Assemble this rainbow as a floor puzzle. Floor puzzles promote squats and time on the floor which…