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My Speech Universe: On the Farm in Speech Therapy

29 May 2020

On the Farm in Speech Therapy

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 Dora the Explorer).  I send these recordings home to all students once a week along with a one page book companion for them to work on with their parents.  I don't know how I didn't know about this book before, but it is GREAT!  So simple and clear.  My students and their parents have loved this one!

Apps: Peekaboo Barn by Night & Day Studios available on iTunes and Android.  My students love to listen to the sounds and guess who is in the barn.  This app is great for working on expanding utterances, making requests, and naming animals.

Interactive Books:  I've been really busy getting all of these activities ready for this week!  I had the print versions done, printed, and put together actually before this shut down, but hadn't posted them on TpT yet.  I realized that I really wanted a digital version that was similar to my Spring interactive books.  So, I made a new set of NO PRINT Interactive Preschool Language Books for the Farm theme.
no print interactive books for the farm theme

You can also find my print version of these interactive books in the bundle that is available.  This is great for in person therapy, as well as pages to send home with families. 
You can find my Preschool Language Kit: Farm BUNDLE (Print & NO Print) at TpT.

Articulation Activities:  I loved how my Ice Cream NO PRINT Articulation activity came out and wanted to do something similar for this farm theme.  NO PRINT On the Farm Articulation is available at TpT.  My students loved seeing where the animals ended up in the scene!

I also sent home some pages from my Glue and Say Articulation: On the Farm packet.

During this shut down, I give permission for you to send home pages to parents via email.  Did you know you can send home just the pages you want?  Simply select print and then instead of selecting a printer, select 'print to pdf.'  You can select just the pages you want and rename the file so that you can save and send it.

Auditory Memory: This is an older activity packet of mine, but I still love using it.  It is made for in person therapy, but can be adapted.  Auditory Farm is full of sentences, riddles, and stories.  These are better for your elementary students, but can be used with some of your older preschool students too.

Phew! That was a lot of activities!  I forgot how much I loved using the farm theme, but man do I miss my toys!  Hopefully the next time I work on this theme it will be in person!  I hope you can use some of these activities and enjoy them with your students too.


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