By: Abigail Phillips M.A., CF-SLP
Use bubbles to model single words such as, “bubble,” “pop,” “go,” “blow,” “more,” “stomp,” “big,” “little.” For children working on expanding their utterances, model adding one word to each word they say. For example: “more bubbles,” “pop it”, “ready set go,” “blow fast,” “big stomp.”
Grab chalk and create “articulation hopscotch” on your sidewalk! Draw a hopscotch board with chalk and write one of your child’s target speech words in each box! Have them say each word as they hopscotch away.
You can use this activity to target following directions as well. Draw a shape or small image in each square. Have your child start at the beginning of the hopscotch board and ask them to hopscotch to a given shape or symbol on the board. Draw the same shape in different colors or the same shape with different quantities in each square to target basic concepts such as color, more, less, etc.
Cool off on a warm summer day by making lemonade with your child, while targeting sequencing skills! Begin by going over the ingredients with your child. You will need the following:
-1 ½ cups of freshly squeezed lemon juice or bottled lemon juice
-5 cups of cold water
-1 ½ cups of sugar
Review the steps with your child using sequencing terms (e.g. first, next and last).
First add the lemon juice, water and sugar together.
Next mix it until the sugar is dissolved.
Last add in ice and enjoy!