Tackle #theblizzardof2015 with these FREE Winter Speech Activities!

by Bilingual Therapies on January 29, 2015

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The winter storm of 2015 is in full swing, but it doesn’t mean that your fun winter activities must come to a halt! There are so many symbols and words associated with the winter season so finding themed speech activity ideas isn’t too difficult. We’ve done a little bit of the scraping (ice pun intended) for you and we’ve put together five fun and FREE speech activities that we think you and your students will enjoy! The following winter-themed speech activities are sure to bring warm smiles to your students in the midst of #theblizzardof2015:

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  1. The Snowy Day book companion activity - This classic book tells the story of a young boy and his day out in the snow. Use it for making predictions, sequencing, retelling, comparing, and more.
  2.  Polar Express Literacy Pack - This freebie asks students to take sentence strips and put them in sequential order. A winter story with a happy ending!
  3. Where is the Snowman? - Teach basic prepositions with three FREE sets of cards that ask students to find a snowman, a pair of mittens, a penguin, oh my!
  4. Penguins! - Need we say more? Imagine the fun you can have by making your very own penguins! This activity helps with practicing following directions, vocabulary, and articulation.
  5. Snow and Snowmen Books – This post shares some of the best snow- and snowmen-themed books around, plus an awesome “What Can You Do in the Snow?” booklet that asks children to write about their own snowy adventures.

Do you have any favorite winter-themed speech activities? Share them in the comments below!

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Lots of LEGO for Language Skills

by Tera.Tuten on January 22, 2015

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lego-speech-language-activityEveryone likes to have fun while they are actually doing work, and kids are no different. The use of LEGO toys within speech and language creates a wide variety of activities. The best part is that while kids are using LEGO bricks and mini-figures, they may not be aware of the speech and language skills that you are working on at the same time. Many of the suggestions below may be tweaked to work on the areas that each child has in within their annual goals. [click to continue…]

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Get Moving in the Name of Speech

by Tera.Tuten on January 15, 2015

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speech-therapy-board-gamesIt can be hard to keep focus during the winter months because the weather may be cold and gloomy. Kids crave movement, and it may not be possible to take them outside during this season. If you have space for your students to move during sessions, you can utilize gross motor activities with speech and language goals to keep them on their toes. [click to continue…]

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Practice Makes Perfect with Verb Tense

by Tera.Tuten on January 8, 2015

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verbs-esl-speech-therapyThe English language is filled with a lot of special rules that can make it difficult to learn. Irregular verbs complicate matters for a lot of children, especially ESL students. Some of the best ways to help them is to practice the irregular verbs in games and practice using them in conversations. Many speech language pathologists have shared lessons that they have used with their students online and will work well with many different age levels. [click to continue…]

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Differences and Dreams

by Tera.Tuten on January 2, 2015

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martin-luther-king-jr-speech-activities-slpMartin Luther King Jr. Day falls on January 19.  It’s a wonderful opportunity to help children to embrace their differences and celebrate their own cultures. For many students and families with English as a second language, they are in the United States following their dreams. When starting the New Year off, it is a nice time to remind all children about respecting diversity and working with each other to make the world a better place. [click to continue…]

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Winter Speech Therapy Homework for Holiday Break

December 25, 2014

Concentrating on speech and language goals in the winter can be tough. Between the holidays, vacations, and other disruptions, focus can be hard to maintain. No matter what is happening, you must get items accomplished during sessions with students. Assessments are done throughout the year, so mix up some word games to practice sounds, phrases, […]

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