Goal area: Length of Utterance, Following Simple Directions, Vocabulary, Pretend Play
Materials needed: Various toy items, including puzzle pieces, play food, little figures, cars, etc., tin foil (or something to wrap the toys in), large bowl, spoon, stuffed animal
- Collect 4-5 toy items, wrap the toys in aluminum foil, and have your child unwrap each toy.
- When they unwrap an item, they can place the toy into the bowl as an ingredient for their soup.
- You can have your child label the item, put the item in a carrier phrase, such as “I need ___”, or provide two different size spoons and have your child request a “big” or “small” spoon. You can also model verbs such as “mix”, “stir,” and “eat.”
- Have your child feed the food to a stuffed animal. Target phrases can include “eat ____” or “more ___.”
Helpful tips: Keep your language simple and grammatically correct. If your child produces a short phrase, such as “eat apple”, you can model back an expanded phrase, such as “he is eating the apple.”
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.
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