Now that the school year is coming to a close, it is important to consider the
continuing speech needs of your child. I encourage you to continue working with
your child in their speech notebook through the summer months. Reviewing
previous speech homework pages and encouraging "good speech" every
day is very important. Your child has made a lot of progress in speech this
year, and I appreciate your support and cooperation. I hope you and your family
have a wonderful summer!
Here are some activities that you can use to help your child this summer:
1. Magazines - A scrapbook is fun to make - reinforcing categories -
farm animals, fruit, summer activities, sports, etc.
2. Children enjoy reading or telling about pictures in books. Older
children enjoy reading to younger children. Visit the library.
3. Counting and telling colors and names of cars, animals, etc. will include
practicing numerous sounds to improve articulation and intelligibility.
4. Sing along to DVDs, television or the radio in the car provides a good model
5. Puppet Shows (paper bag puppets) - Many characters and stories can be
created with puppets. A box makes a good stage. Let your child talk about them.
6. Play games such as: Simple Simon, Go Fish, Memory, I Spy, I am going on a
picnic and I am bringing..., etc.
7. Walk and Talk - Take a walk around the neighborhood and talk about what
is going on - dogs running, children playing, sounds you hear, etc.
9. What animal am I? Take turns thinking of an animal and acting out its
actions (monkey eating a banana).
10. TV Talk - Have your child tell you what happened during their favorite
show. This is good for memory and telling events in sequence.
11. Memories - Have your child draw pictures of places you visit. Write
down what your child has to say, put together into a story book that can
be enjoyed over and over.
12. Find this - While in the car you can play an alphabet or color
game - Look for things that begin with letter A, then B, etc. or something blue
or green (or animals or items in another category).
Here are some additional activities that you can do with your child over the summer.
Articulation Summer Activities from Home-Speech-Home.com - modify/change activities to the appropriate developmental level for your child
Summer Calendar Activities from SuperDuperInc.com - modify/change activities to the appropriate developmental level for your child
Name: Colleen Eldridge