This toy has been in my speech therapy bag since I started working back in 1993….I have had a few versions of it….and continue to buy the new version every time it is updated. There are so many speech and language concepts that can be addressed while playing with this toy. To start off just by singing Old MacDonald………you are incorporating music into the therapy session….if you read under teach me to talk you will see how music helps language.
Remember to use the strategies of self talk and parallel talk….as well as expansion (also filed under teach me to talk). Using these strategies will enhance expressive language development in your little one. And this toy is perfect for easily incorporating the strategies I just listed.
Also great for location words such as: above, under, next to, on top, above…..and wonderful for following simple directives (refer to the teach me to understand page)….and use the strategy: ready, set, action…..to improve your little ones ability to understand language and following directions.