Acting Out the Very Hungry Caterpillar

hungry little caterpillarThe wonders of nature often provide a wonderful way to reach some reluctant students. If they are engaged in the subject matter, they may not realize that they are working on skill building. During the spring, we are often able to witness amazing transformations in nature. Baby birds grow up and learn to fly. Another fascinating transformation to watch is little caterpillars turning into beautiful butterflies. Many classrooms have science centers where they are able to witness the stages of metamorphosis take place. Read More »

Hidden Signs of Spring

signs of springUsing the outdoors is a wonderful way to change things up when the weather cooperates. Spring is the perfect time to take sessions and lessons outside to work with individuals and small groups. Look around your school at the environment to see where you could spend some time. Playgrounds, picnic tables, walking paths, and anything else outdoors can be flexible if you are flexible. Read More »

Celebrating Important Women for Mother’s Day

Mothers DayMother’s Day is on May 14. This means that it is the perfect time to celebrate important women in the lives of children. In May, we celebrate mothers and other women who are special to us. Children will enjoy talking about the special people from life outside of school and making something to give to these women. Read More »

Rain and Puddles Galore

rain puddlesApril showers often mean that we spend a lot of time inside. Of course, they also lead to puddles and time to play in them. Puddles truly are a great way to get kids out and about, but realistically it isn’t always possible during a session. If you are unable to go outside to stomp and play in puddles, share some stories which center around rain and use them to incorporate indoor puddle play. Read More »

Talk About Plants as They Grow

plants in therapyPlants are important to all of us. We need them for oxygen to breathe, for food, and to make shelter. The spring time is when we typically see people planting gardens and other flowers that blossom. Kids will adore getting their hands a little dirty in order to learn and talk about plants and the way that they grow. Read More »

Embracing April Showers

rainy day activities speechWhile some may want the rain to go away, we all know that April showers will eventually bring us May flowers. Kids of all ages will enjoy spending time talking about the rain and fun facts that go along with it. Use crafts to bridge the gap between those rainy days and speech and language goals. Activities are easy to change and make them work for any child and their individual needs within a session. Remember to think outside of the box and incorporate things that all of the students will enjoy to keep them actively engaged. Read More »