Welcome! I have A LOT of information here for you so take your time to explore. Below is a wealth of knowledge and free game ideas depending on the area of need such as listening skills, first words, etc...
It is important to have easy and fun language development activities at your fingertips since toddlers will have an exponential growth in their speech and language skills during the next few years.
Sit back, have fun watching the little one in your life, and be ready to help guide some awesome language learning.
Click on an area of language below to find games. Read one or all. Have fun!
Reading - Free ebook with easy-to-do tips
Free Ebook - How to read to toddler, tops tips!
Vocabulary - Learn how to Increase your toddler's vocabulary
Grammar - Change the way you talk to improve your child's grammar
Late Talker - Tips to encourage your toddler's first words
Top 10 Language Tips - Our top ten tips that all parents should know to help their children learn speech and language skills!
Listening Skills - Improve listening skills with fun games
General language development activities for 3 year olds - Hit all language skills with these games
General language development activities for 4 year olds - Expand those language skills easily
Working Memory - How to improve working memory skills and language at the same time.
Narrative Structure/Story Grammar - How to teach narrative structure to toddlers through play. This is an important language skill to learn early!!!
Best Kid Toys - Learn what toys are the best to develop language and how to use them. Good news...you probably already own most of them!
Speech Therapy Talk Membership: Is your child working on developing both speech and language skills? Do you want more detailed information on how to help your late talker start talking? Do you want tailored language activities that can be easily completed in the comfort of your home during daily activities? If you answered "yes" to any of these questions, read more about our membership program.
Speech and language abilities allow us to communicate wants and needs, form relationships, express ideas, learn in school, and enjoy life!
Early language years, starting at birth, are VERY important. Language skills build upon each other and areas of delay can cause learning, communicating, and/or behavior problems.
Our speaking and listening skills are closely tied to our reading and writing abilities as well. Many children with speech and language delays will experience reading and writing disorders.
The good news....prevention through language-full play within the first five years of life can GREATLY decrease speech, language, reading, and writing difficulties in later years.