Products with `preschool` Tag

I Have a Pet (A Preschool Book)

Are you a SLP doing Early Intervention? Working with a Developmental Preschool? Materials can be time consuming, as can planning for group circle. This book is one I created to use with my Early Intervention Preschool and Developmental Preschool students to target multiple skills in a group circle format.

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Tengo una Mascota (I Have a Pet: Spanish Version) Preschool Book

Language delays come in all shapes and sizes of children. Sometimes, these are young children...and sometimes these young children don't speak English. When this happens, materials in a native language are needed. As a response to Spanish-speaking Early Intervention and Developmental Preschool children's needs, I have created Spanish materials to use in my group circle therapy times.

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Pet Associations Worksheets Free

Pets are friendly animals that many preschool students are exposed to in their environments. Using worksheets using these animals can aid in developing early skills.

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Companion worksheets for "I Have a Pet"

Interested in cutting down on more prep time for preschool group circle? Here are a set of varying worksheets that can be used in conjunction with "I Have a Pet" or as homework activities.

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Spring Into Preschool Language Packet

Spring is the perfect time for cute animals and blooming flowers. Help preschool language skills bloom using the skills in this packet.

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Moo Quack What Was That?

Mooo, Quack...What was that? A fun book for preschoolers, this is a book to teach farm animals, questions, and negation to young children. In a repetitive, sing-song style, this book provides expectation for answers and multiple opportunities to practice the same skills. Perfect for group circle in a developmental or early intervention preschool!

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Moo Quack What Was That Activities

Planning a farm theme for developmental preschool or early intervention? Need some ideas for group circle and homework? Check out this companion to the book Moo Quack What Was That to target basic concepts and animal to sound associations.

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Early Category Match-Up

Basic categorization skills are fundamental building blocks. This small pack focuses on early developing categories and can be used receptively or expressively with preschoolers.

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Articles with `preschool` Tag

Five 5-minute activities for language development

During the summer it can be hard to focus on speech related tasks. Here are five ideas for quick activities you can do each day to focus on language. More...

Language development through books

It's no secret that pre literacy skills are vital in language as well as academic development. The easiest way to develop pre literacy skills in young children is simply by exposure to books. Here are some ideas on how to focus on language development using books. More...

The Kitchen: recipes for language development

The kitchen is a great place to work on speech skills in a practical, hands on way. One way to work on language is to have your child help put away clean dishes by following directions (ex. "Put the plates in the cupboard, then the forks in the drawer".) More...

Dice game

When your child is working on articulation, therapy usually consists of some type of drill activity using words that contain the error sound. This can get boring for your child especially when you attempt to continue the therapy in the home. More...

Hide and Seek Articulation

A hide and seek game is another way to work on articulation without the monotony of a straight drill practice. More...

Up Up Down Down (Receptive)

*Up, Up, Down, Down* is a game I created for kids to burn some energy during those transition times that frequently occur during during a preschool program. More...

Summertime picnics

The call of the outdoors can be intense during nice weather. Taking speech outside is a fun way to have a change of scene and enjoy the park or backyard. Start this activity by talking with your child about what happens on a picnic. Better yet More...

Articulation in the kitchen

The kitchen does not have to be the domain of only language-based speech therapy. Articulation is a skill that can be addressed in many ways that provide opportunities to practice sounds. It does not have to be relegated to a "speech" room. More...

Forts

What kid doesn't like building forts? One of my favorite memories from my childhood is building forts using sheets, the dining room table, and chairs. Not only is fort building a fun activity, it segues easily into many animal units taught by SLPs or preschool programs. More...

Langauge in the summer sun

Summer can bring about excitement about being outside, but this excitement can quickly lead to dreams of a dip in some water.Language can be incorporated into these hot times with a paintbrush, a cup of water, and some imagination. Find a clear spot of sidewalk or the driveway to paint on. More...

Books for Artic

Books aren't only for language development - they can be used for articulation therapy as well. The key is to pick a book that is loaded with the sound your child is working on. If you cannot think of one... More...

Picture-Based Games

Pictures create a world of possibilities when it comes to articulation. If you have pictures, you can have a scavenger hunt, play a matching game, or "Go Fish." They also lend themselves to direct drill for a quick speech practice. More...

Home Prepositions

Using toys can be a great way to work on prepositions, but being silly and using your bodies can be even better! More...

Board Games for Therapy

It's pretty simple to turn (almost) any board game into a therapy session - SLPs have been doing it for years! To begin, you need three things: More...

Shopping for Articulation

It's possible to take speech therapy on the go while doing normal activities. Shopping can easily integrate into articulation therapy. More...

Categorizing with Toys

Categorizing is a skill that can be taught using toys you already have. Grab a random assortment of toys or figurines and place them in a group in front of your child. Ten-15 toys is a good amount to start with. Grab one toy for each group you want to make, and label it for your child. More...

Easy sensory activity

Sometimes you need a little adventure. Sensory activities are fun for any kid, but especially loved by children with sensory impairments (such as being on the autism spectrum, for example). More...

Box Monster Craft

What's more fun than making crafts? How about a monster? We can combine the two into a fun language based activity (and can later use it for quick speech sessions). Box monsters are a pretty easy craft, and lend themselves to personal creativity. Following directions, basic concepts, and even actions are language targets that connect with this activity. More...

Monster Sort

Small boxes are great for storage as well as language activities. Box monsters make language even more fun. Grab a monster or two, and some items to sort. Toy food, figurines, speech pictures, small stuffed animals, barbies, cars…the possibilities are endless for toys to fit into the monsters. More...

Following the leader

Following directions activities often center on making food or miscellaneous chores around the house. One way to increase the fun while following directions is by playing a childhood favorite game: Follow the Leader. More...

Mr. Monster Articulation

Need a new trick to work on speech words at home? Use a monster! Monster boxes are tissue boxes that have been modified into monsters. More...

Halloween Language Activities

Sometimes you want to incorporate language learning into a festive activity. Here are a few ideas to focus on language while getting into the Halloween spirit. More...

Leading Group Circle for Preschoolers

Many SLPs work with preschoolers, and therapy models can be varied. When hard-pressed for time, and especially when wanting to incorporate pragmatics into therapy, group circle is a great way to work with multiple students at once. Here are a few things to keep in mind when creating a group circle. More...

Key Parts of a Developmental Group Circle

So, you've decided to take on the task of running a group circle for your preschool language students. After collaborating with the preschool staff about how to make your group circle a priority, it's now time to come up with materials. Where do you even start? Here are some keys to creating or finding appropriate materials. More...

Go-to Ideas for Preschool Group Circle

New to running a language group circle? Need some quick ideas for group circle? Here are some easy, go-to ideas that can be modified for almost any language group circle for preschool students. More...

Spring for (Preschool) Language

Spring has sprung! Well, for some of us. Even if it hasn't fully sprung into action, it's not too early to prepare for spring with a new language packet. Announcing: Spring into Preschool Language! This is a packet that works for preschool and early elementary (K-1) language targets. More...

Time for a freebie!

I don't know if it's the sun that broke through the clouds this morning, or the birds chirping outside my window, but it just feels like time for a freebie. Work with the preschool (or early elementary) population? Check out this post on how to get the Early Category Match-Up for free! More...