Speech and Language skills are easy to work on! Opportunities are everywhere - a car trip, grocery shopping, making dinner, at a park, playing games, or even watching TV! Here are some suggestions that can be used with children at most grade and reading levels - and throughout the year.
Listening is important. When you listen, your child will be encouraged to talk more. When you listen, you also teach your child to listen - and listening is one of the main ways that children learn.
Talk with your child. Watch a favorite TV show together and then discuss it. Ask your child the most important ideas and what he/she liked best in the show. Have a conversation with your child, whenever you can - during a meal, on a walk, running an errand.
*Model correct speech sounds, grammar, and sentences
Encourage reading. Read to your child. Let your child see that you read newspapers, magazines and books. Keep magazines and books around the house. Go to the library together!
Enjoy Language. Help your child be creative with language. Tell stories, play word games, give journals as gifts, write letters to relatives and friends.
See resources on the left for information and extra practice at home.
Talk to your kids!
Your Speech-Language Therapist Team