Free Speech Therapy: Snow
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Winter is cold, long, and difficult especially when you have little ones. Being trapped inside a house can make anyone go a little crazy! However, when weather allows (for us Chicago residents that is any temperature above 20 degrees), I suggest going outside and enjoying all the good things winter has to offer with our free speech therapy ideas: snow!
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- /k/: Say "cold" as you pick up snow and drop it
- /b/: Say "ball" as you make snow balls
- /t/: Say "white" as you talk about the color of snow
- /s/: Say "snow" as your build a snowman or snow castle
- /g/ or /d/: Say "dig" as you use a shovel to dig tunnels in the snow
Early Language Goals
- Attributes: Take about temperature, hot and cold, as you play
- Vocabulary: Name all the objects you can see that have snow on them
- Counting: Make and count all the snow balls you can make!
- Verbs: Practice "dig," "throw," and "build" as you play in the snow
- Sentence expansion: Practice 3-4 word sentences, "I made a ____"
Advanced Language Goals
Below are some great ideas to use for children who are working on later developing concepts.
- Expressive & Receptive Language. Play Follow the Leader with a twist. Take turns being a leader. The leader creates a treasure hunt by hiding something in the snow. Then the leader gives directions or clues on where to find the object. This is great practice for following directions and forming sentences.
- Story Telling: Make characters out of snow. Once your characters are made, have fun telling stories. Make sure to model all parts of narrative structure.
- Categorization: Name everything you can do in the snow. Or, name everything you need to wear to play in the snow.
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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference.
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