speech ideas

Speech Ideas!

1.  Speech Sound Scavenger Hunt: 
If your child has been working on specific speech sounds, he/she can hunt for those sounds.  Try to do this at least once a week to increase auditory and visual awareness of words.  For extra practice use words in sentences.

2.  Shopping List: 
This is an organizing activity that exposes your child to the multitude of things in a grocery store, and leads to meal planning, preparation, and other consumer skills.

3.  Packing List: 
Your child can use this list to plan ahead, pack, and double-check things needed for a trip, even if it’s just overnight at grandma’s or a friend’s house.

4.  Photo Captions: 
Have your child note the “who, where, when, and what’s happening” for family photos.  This is a great rainy day activity that will spark discussion and reminiscing, while creating a permanent
record of memories to be enjoyed in the future.

5.  Categories Scavenger Hunt: 
Each evening as you and your child enjoy a walk through the neighborhood or local park, or any day while riding in the car or walking though the mall, or even when looking through magazines at the doctor’s office, pick a different theme of things to hunt for.  Ideas include:  things that are a certain color, things that are in the sky, things that have wings or wheels or letters on them, things that are bigger than your child or smaller then your hand, and on and on and on and on.  Encourage your child to help come up with the theme each day, then see how many things the tow of you can find together.

Kelly Karhoff