Lots of -ings for Spring

by Tera.Tuten on April 10, 2014

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spring-speech-language-activitiesChildren who are multilingual may have a more difficult time properly conjugating the progressive forms of verbs. While the -ing form of the verb remains the same, the helpers before them are important in the present, past, and future tenses. Since this might be tedious, think outside of the box and actively engage your students in the process.

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A Bounty of Easter Egg Ideas for Speech Therapy

by Tera.Tuten on March 20, 2014

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easter-speech-activity-therapy-ideasEaster eggs provide a wonderful tool to use within Speech and Language sessions with children. They can be used not only during the holiday season, but after to make things more fun and festive. These days there are a large selection of Easter eggs that you can purchase with different characters and color scheme to use throughout the year. [click to continue…]

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Elephant and Piggie Books to the Rescue

by Tera.Tuten on March 13, 2014

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Elephant-and-Piggie-Books-speech-languageAuthor Mo Willems has many wonderful books that children adore. His Elephant & Piggie series is very popular with emergent readers. The series can also be used while working on speech and language goals during sessions. The two best friends provide a wealth of social situations that can be used to explore emotions when talking with others. [click to continue…]

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Lucky Leprechaun Traps

by Tera.Tuten on March 6, 2014

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st-patricks-day-speech-activities-leprechaunEveryone is a little bit Irish in March as we all get ready to sport green and celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. There are plenty of great books to read with kids to introduce them to the lure of leprechauns, pots of gold, and following rainbows. Kids will be excited to learn that you will be making leprechaun traps together. [click to continue…]

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Celebrating Black History Month

by Tera.Tuten on February 20, 2014

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black-history-month-speech-activitiesThe month of February is important in the United States because we celebrate Black History Month. While many children learn about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in January, the entire month of February is a celebration of men and women that fought for civil rights in America. Many children in multilingual families have come from areas where they were lacking many of the rights that we have here. Take time to share with them more of the history of our country and the people who have helped us to come this far. [click to continue…]

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Presidential Role Playing for Practice

February 14, 2014

Expanding on holidays with role playing is a great way to work on language skills in a less structured way. After some background on the holidays, allow time in sessions for role playing time. Children of all ages will enjoy being able to pretend to be George Washington, Abraham Lincoln, or another one of the […]

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