Best speech therapy toys.

 

I LOVE this game….it is so much fun….and incredibly language enriching…..probably one of my favorites for the kids that have language. Because you can work on answering and asking questions. And if they just have emerging language.. you be the verbal model. Be sure to ask good questions…so that they learn how to ask questions on their own.

How to play:

Find house-hold items….anything your child wants to put inside of the hat….one object at a time….the other team players have to guess what is inside of the hat by asking questions….is it soft…is it a food…..is it red……can you play with it….is it a toy….do you keep it in the closet. 

The game comes with cards to help your little one if they are having difficulty in asking a question (you may have to read for the non-readers).

Enjoyable for the entire family…..turn taking…..sharing….reciprocal play…pragmatic language skills….asking WH questions….answering WH questions (who, what, where, when why and how).  

Make the game more enriching….have your child put objects in the hat by categories (for example have her put a food item in, a clothing item in, and a toy in)….after you have completed the game….and everyone has guessed what the items in the hat were….use those same items…….and see if she….one object at a time….. can describe the object by category and then two attributes (characteristics)….for example…if it was a banana….she would say:

It is a fruit.

It is yellow.

You have to peel it to eat it.

 

Have fun with your little one or big one!

And be sure to read under my speech therapy toys page for more information about other toys that are motivating and enriching!

Kim

About Kim

My name is Kim Marino and I have been practicing as a licensed speech and language pathologist since 1993. I work on Long Island providing diagnostic evaluations and services to children from birth to age 21. My experience is vast and am proud to say that I work with children that may present with articulation and phonological concerns, oral motor feeding concerns, Down Syndrome feeding, cognitive rehabilitation, auditory processing delays, receptive language delays, cleft palate feeding and sound development and expressive language delays. Most importantly, I am the mother of four amazing children and am happily married to my childhood sweetheart. I feel blessed to have my four children and so lucky to share this journey in life with my husband. I always had it somewhere in my head that I wanted to develop a blog or a website of some sort so that I could provide families with an additional resource....so that parents could help their little ones become a better communicator. And as I was developing this blog....I realized that I also needed to share the stories about my life and my children....and the funny things along the way that help to keep me smiling. Whether you are a working mother or not...finding balance between home, children and life can be a challenge....I hope that my blog helps to bring a smile to your face..and also some tools to help you help your little or big one. I hope you enjoy! Kim
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