Who doesn't love a little ice cream?!?! My own kids have been loving ice cream this summer. They've definitely been eating more than I care to admit. Ok, I might be indulging a bit too. But, who doesn't love ice cream? I'll bet your speech therapy students do! Here are some ideas you can use to incorporate ice cream into your in-person or teletherapy speech sessions. SONG I love to start sessions with a song to get moving and get some wiggles out.  This Ice Cream Song by Bounce Patrol is a quick, fun song to get started with. GAME Right before we ended in person therapy for the school year, I found this cute ice cream game.  My 3-5 year old friends LOVED it!  This  Balancing Ice Cream Tower Game  was a huge hit.  I used it as a reinforcer to target a variety of goals, including articulation. Students would say their target words and then get to pick a scoop. I was also able to use it to target some colors and prepositions.  I loved that you could put the ice cream on  ...
I don't know about you, but digital learning with my 3-5 year olds is making me tired!  For the first few weeks, I felt like I was really scrambling, but now I've gotten into kind of a groove and decided to bring back something that I used in my in-person therapy- THEMES!  I don't have any of my toys at home, so I've had to improvise and use more digital learning activities. This week, we've been using a farm theme.  Most everything I've done can be used in person or via teletherapy.  Here's what we've been using: Song : All Around the Farm by (my favorite) Jack Hartmann-   I've used the song for my students who have a case of the wiggles or are working on some prepositions. Book:   Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown- this is a great book full of pictures of all of the animals you would expect to find on a farm.  I've been recording myself reading these books to the students with lots of pauses for questions (I feel a bit like Dor...
Valentine's Day is coming! This is a great holiday to work on in your speech room.  Everyone can use a little kindness and love, right? This week in my speech room, we'll be working on Valentine's Day related vocabulary and activities.  Here's what we are up to: Songs: Valentine's Day Song by Jack Hartmann Boom Chicka Boom Valentine's Song by The Learning Station Books: Happy Valentine's Day, Mouse! by Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond The Day it Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond Activities: Preschool Language Theme Kit: Valentine's Day   This kit has 5 different interactive books to target a variety of goals: actions, nouns, plurals, prepositions, and wh-questions. There is a Valentine's Day picture sort. There are four different Let's Talk About It pages that target a variety of wh-questions using real photographs. There are two pages that focus on Valentine's Day riddles. There are 9 different picture...
Winter is such a fun time to use themes in your speech therapy room! Here are my plans to start working on winter over the next couple of weeks: Songs: Penguin Dance  by Jack Hartmann Winter Hokey Pokey by The Kiboomers Books:  Let it Snow by Maryann Cocca-Leffler Sneezy the Snowman by Maureen Wright and Stephen Gilpin The Snowy Day by Ezra  Jack Keats Activities:                                     The Snowy Day Craft - My students LOVED this craft.  Many of my students don't get the opportunity to paint at home, so this is quite the treat for them.  It's really not that messy and turns out really cute! You can also add a small picture of your students faces to put on the snowsuit. Read more about this craft here: The Snowy Day Preschool Language Theme Kit: Winter The activities included target the most common goal areas that your preschool age speech and language students are working on: nouns, plurals, verbs, prepositions (in, out, on, off, ...