Tag Archives: vocabulary

A Summer Style Scavenger Hunt

scavenger huntSummer weather means that it is often possible to use the outdoors as a session space. Take the time to think of activities which will work for a wide variety of students and goals. Often times, different spaces will make it easier to actively engage kids and work on multiple skills. A simple walk, a blanket under a shady tree, or a picnic table to observe nature and the summer surroundings are great options. Read More »

Fun for Father’s Day

fathers day activitiesFather’s Day is coming, and it is the perfect time to talk with students about the special men in their lives. Celebrating fathers, as well as other male role models, is important on this day in June in the United States. Think about ways to incorporate something to make with kids that could be sent home as a gift for fathers or another special man in their life. Read More »

Matching Games for Autumn

matching gamesPromoting seasonal vocabulary is important for children of all ages. This is especially true for students who are from multilingual families and may need more practice using new words. In addition to this, children that have speech and language deficits may be uncomfortable adding new words to the mix. Using new and inventive ways to expose words will assist them as they continue with their goals. Read More »

Boosting Confidence with Vocabulary Collages

vocabulary collageChildren who struggle with speech and language skills may be intimidated with learning new vocabulary. To assist with this, it's crucial to be creative and actively engage students. Vocabulary collages are a nice way to do this and it's flexible to work with many age levels. Collages may also be done in a variety of ways depending on the current skills being worked on for children. Older students may need collages with synonyms of vocabulary words that are being worked on in class. Younger children may be focusing on adding words that have specific start sounds that address articulation goals. Read More »

Learning Vocabulary While Growing Plants

Flowers and plants are important to all cultures. A great way to explore and learn, while practicing speech and language, is to grow something with your students. Check in with families to see if there are flowers, vegetables, or plants that are special to them that you may be able to grow. Read More »