Working on speech and language skills at home doesn't have to be time consuming or difficult. Check out our speech therapy activities cooking for some easy tips below.
Following directions is a crucial language skill needed for academic and social success. It requires a person to know vocabulary, have working memory skills, and pay attention. Below are some ideas to practice following directions while cooking.
For more following directions, check out our outdoor games!
Below are some games that target both expressive (speaking) and receptive (listening) skills. Read below for some ideas!
Learning speech and language skills early on is crucial. For more specific speech therapy activities, read more about our practice ideas based on age and skill level. Spanish activities coming soon :)
For a quick review for our new readers, executive functioning is basically our personal CEO. Executive function skills are our abilities to plan, control impulses and emotions, multi-task, pay and shift attention, and organize. Our executive functioning skills will continue to develop as our frontal lobe continues to grow; however, we can start things off on the right foot!
Since there is so much technology and SOOO much academic pressure put on little ones, social skill development is lacking these days. It's crazy! I see it on the playground every day. Social skills are really one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills we NEED to know in order to be a successful human being in the world. We have to function well with others in all aspects of our life from friendships, relationships, working with co-workers, and even ordering food at a restaurant. Social skills develop throughout our life through experiences, observation, and direct teaching. You can demonstrate good social skills from the start through modeling.
Is your child working on saying sounds better? Might as well practice while you cook!
Below are some words to practice while cooking. We have target words for all sounds in all word positions (beginning, middle, and end). If your child is working on any of these sounds, pick a word and practice it while you cook. Very functional and easy!
Read articulation therapy for how to do speech therapy at home and access free word lists!
For more information on specific sounds, read about our apps for speech therapy!
For all you speechies and teachers, I created a PDF and Google Doc handout to give to parents for a home activity. Feel free to download and give to parents at the end of session for weekly homework!
Homework Sheet (Blank sheet to fill in goal and activity)
Explanation of Activities (Printable version of webpage)
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