Best speech therapy toys

This Elmo felt board book has been in my bag for at least 10 years…..I could not even tell you where I purchased this book from….but I do know that you can find it on www.amazon.com

The felt book opens up…and the first page is of Elmo’s room…the second page is Sesame Street and the third page is of a play ground.  The book then opens up to Elmo’s school. 

Elmo and many of his friends are felt pieces that come with the book…Elmo…Zoey…Telly…Elmo’s mommy….Elmo’s daddy…Oscar…Ernie…Bert.. Big Bird..Praire Dawn.and many more.  There are also felt pictures of Elmo’s toys….a picture he painted…Basketball…and other objects. 

This book is great to work on following directions such as: put Elmo on the bed……put Elmo on the chair….knock on Elmo’s door….put Elmo on the swing…put Elmo next to the kids eating cookies.

When you open up Elmo’s book and see his classroom…you can work on answering questions such as: Show me who is eating?  Show who me is coloring?  This works on your child’s ability to understand action words.  You  can reinforce this skill by looking at the individual felt pieces…there are various actions indicated….for example: Grover reading, Big Bird Jumping, Elmo running, and Elmo sitting.  If your child does not understand action words just yet….show her the felt piece and then say: Grover reading!  Next, point to the felt piece and the book that Grover is holding…and show her Grover reading. After reviewing the felt pieces…show your little one two felt pieces….and say: Point to reading…see if she is able to receptively identify the picture. 

During play you can encourage expressive language skills simply by talking…..be sure to use the strategies of self talk, parallel talk and expansion when using this book during play.  Remember those strategies are listed under the teach me to talk page. 

Have fun with your little one or big one!

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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2 Responses to Best speech therapy toys

  1. Virginia says:

    love the Elmo felt board book! 🙂

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