Spring Speech, Language & Literacy Activities: Home Programs
There are numerous speech, language, and literacy activities that can be practiced at home to build essential skills. These activities are ideal for use this spring and many can be used year round as well. Many school districts throughout the United States are currently closed due to COVID- 19 (Coronavirus). Building Successful Lives Speech & Language Services pediatric clinic is currently closed from Monday 3/16/20-Friday 4/3/20. Instead, those families will have other options to continue essential speech & language services.
I want to share a variety of resources that children, adolescents, and families can use to continue increasing communication, language, and literacy skills.
These are links to parent handouts & home practice:
Communication Success Tips for Children 12-36 months (Building Successful Lives)
Parent Handouts for Communication Disorders & Improving Language Skills (Building Successful Lives)
Speech & Language Home Practice (Primary Punch)
Home Packet for Speech Therapy (Teach Speech 365)
Play-Based Speech Therapy Homework (Primary Punch)
25 Literacy Handouts for Parents (Primary Punch)
Speech Therapy Stuttering Tips (Sara Wu SLP)
These are links to experiential learning to build communication & language skills:
This is a link to 20 Virtual Field Trips (Adventures in Familyhood)
*This is great activity that parents can facilitate talking with their kids about the places on the websites. Children can work on describing, asking questions, answering questions, following directions, and more!
31 Links to Learning via Virtual Field Trips (Common Sense Education)
Speech and Language Homework Cookbook– Spring (Creative Speech Lab)
Visual Recipe for Trail Mix (I Convey with Sue & Denise)
What is a pandemic? (Education with an Apron)
These are links for online story read alouds:
You Tube Spring books (Fletcher and the Springtime Blossoms and More! )
Bilingual Children’s Books (The Spanish Experiment)
Bilingual Fables (The Fable Cottage)
Vooks (Low Cost Monthly Subscription)
These are activities for speech articulation home practice:
Articulation printable worksheets (Mommy Speech Therapy)
Articulation & Phonology Wordlists (Natalie Snyders)
Trace and Say Fricatives (Speech Room News)- s, z, f, v
Dice and Dot for Speech and Language (Ashley Rossi)- initial r, vocalic r
Interactive /L/ Articulation Flip Books (Dabbling Speechie)
These are links for receptive/expressive language home practice:
Historical Irish Americans (Building Successful Lives)
WH Questions Green Shamrocks (Building Successful Lives)
Sequencing & WH Questions: There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Clover (Building Successful Lives)
Too Many Carrots: Digital Book Companion (Type B SLP) *Paid and Free versions
No Print Speech and Language (Short and Sweet Speech) *Paid and Free Versions
Language Arts Vocabulary Task Cards Bundle (Building Successful Lives)
No Print Expressive Language (Nicole Allison)
No Print Receptive Language (Nicole Allison)
No Print Grammar (Sublime Speech)
It’s Raining Idioms- A Figurative Language Activity (Natalie Snyders)
These are links for speech fluency home practice:
Play Dough Fluency – (Peachie Speechie)
Fun Foldable Booklets for Fluency (Peachie Speechie)
Stuttering Techniques for Parents and SLPs (SLP Stephen)
Stuttering Activities ( The Gift of Gab)
Fluency (Stuttering) Tasks No Print Spring (TLC Talk Shop)
These are links for pragmatic/social language home practice:
No Print Social Language (Nicole Allison)
Speech Therapy Conversation Starters (Elementary SLP)
Social Skills Activities Hygiene (Smartmouth SLP)
Size of the Problem Activities (Smartmouth SLP)
Coronavirus Social Story (Flipsnack)
Coranvirus Social Story (Carol Gray)
Additionally, many of these activities may be used via online telepractice platforms, ipads, Chromebooks, laptops, as printable resources, or shared with parents/teachers on digital learning days or throughout the year.
If you would like information about telepractice for speech/language therapy, Belinda Givens, SLP has great information on her website. Click here to learn more. She has plenty of digital resources for therapy as well in her TPT store.
I hope that you have some new ideas to share with parents or implement this spring with your telepractice or digital learning sessions with children.
Thanks for reading the blog today!
I wish you all the best!
Tamara Anderson, M.S., Ed.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist