Best Speech Therapy Toys

 

One of my friends picked this toy up for me….and I just love it.  You open up the box and there are four different faces you can choose from.  Each face just shows the head and hair.  It comes with 59 magnetic pieces…eyes, nose, mouth, teeth, ears, bow-ties, mustaches…etc.  The kids love it….so much fun….and making the faces look really silly makes the little ones laugh and very motivated to play.  A great toy for working on body parts….naming them (when showing your little one a NOSE…you ask her to tell you what it is)…this being an expressive language task.   Then on a receptive level you can ask your little one to find one of the body parts: Can you find a nose (there are lots of pieces so when I work on this skill…I present the little one with two or three pieces and ask her to find a body part).  You can also talk about the function of the body part: We need our eyes to see.  We need our ears to hear…our nose to smell.   

You can find this toy at: www.leemagicpen.com

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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