Speech therapy to Go
Going to the Park
Kids just love playing outside!! Going to the park is a fun activity to do your Speech Therapy on the Go. Here are some ideas:
Instructions/Listening: directions for playing in the park can vary from simple to more complicated. Simple instructions can be " throw ball to daddy" or "give the ball to mommy." More complex instructions may be " give mom the ball before you fetch the bat."
Language: The Past Tense: If your child has mastered the regular past tense such as jumped; walked, use opportunities to model the irregular past tense, for example threw the ball; caught the ball; took the ball; ran around the park; ate a cookie etc. The past tense is easily elicited with a sentence such as 'what did you do'
Language: Vocabulary and Concepts: There is an abundance of new words / concepts to be learned within the park theme. Concepts such as high/ low (seesaw); quick/slow (when running); up/ down on the jungle gym; near/ far when throwing a ball etc. The park is full of different colors and shapes for learning-this is a perfect opportunity to run and play 'touch .' The aim is to run and touch colors and shapes that are all the same. So touch all green things or find all things that are round is a fun game to play. You will definitely have a child who is tired after this!!
Guess Who: Take this game with to play in the park: this game is excellent for teaching kids question formation, for example 'Do you have a man with a beard?'
Have a wonderful visit in the park!!