Best Speech Therapy Toys

Yes of course…..last week when I was home sick…and I ordered new toys for work….I shopped on Amazon…….as I always do.  I love the one click shopping at www.amazon.com – I do not have to enter any of my payment information or my address….as it is already stored in their site…so it makes ordering so much easier.  Thank you Amazon!  

So when I was shopping for new speech toys…..toys that I put in the great big bag I got at Marshalls!…..I love Marshalls….I have not been in a few weeks…..I think this weekend Marshalls is calling me!…….Anyway……the pink piggy bank as seen above……teaches many different skills…and all of the little ones (between 18 months-3 years of age)….seem to have been enjoying my new addition to my Marshalls bag. 

Skills  targeted:

Colors

Counting (understanding of quantity concepts….this means that when I say to a little one…HOW MANY…I am not so much concerned initially if she is able to tell be the exact number….just that she understands that the word quantity means a number….so if there are five coins and when I ask “HOW MANY?”….and she says three….I am not concerned….what I am sure to do…is count them with her……so that she sees and understands better how many there are.  When you tie your words with the action it helps your little one to understand….so as you are counting to your little one….you should have objects in front of her….and count them….such as the coins from the pig…..this will help her to understand quantity.

 

Animal identification-there are animals on the coins…work on identifying the animals and the sounds they make

Turn taking

Spatial Concepts/Location words-put the coins in the pig or put the coins inside the pig

Following of directives-with mommy or sibling participating…..ask the little one to give a coin to mommy……..or give a coin to Daniel (sibling)…..then make the task more challenging….give the blue coin to Daniel…..give the red and yellow coin to mommy.

It’s a simple little toy that has a lot to offer…..be sure to go to www.amazon.com to find it….and remember the one click shopping!

Have fun!

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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