Materials needed: Pretend play with dolls/figures 5-7 year olds
- Stack the Deck: Pick out and label with your child, vocabulary that has target sound/sounds (e.g. for /s/ Barbie dress, house, necklace, skirt, shoes, slippers, sandals, purse) group those together and then talk about the setting for your play that has to have the target sound in it like a “palace” in “Spain” then talk about actions such as “dressing”, “dancing”, “swimming”
- Model: Name your character (e.g. Cecily, Sergeant Steve) and act out different scenes incorporating the brainstormed vocabulary while encouraging your child to play along with their own character
- Retell: Have your child retell the pretend story you played using his or her target sounds
Helpful tips (if applicable): Be sure to ask your child’s therapist for appropriate targets to practice.
Disclosure statement: These activities have been designed for children who are currently receiving services and should not act as a substitute to weekly speech and language therapy.
Please contact Wee Speech, P.C. for more information about this or other activities that may benefit your child at 847-329-8226 or firstname.lastname@example.org.