Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

When I work with preschoolers, I always use toys and great books. Recently, I came upon A Frog in the Bog by Karma Wilson (the author of the fun series “A Bear Snores On.”) This is a clever story of a frog who sits on a log in the bog and eats ticks, fleas, flies and slugs as his belly grows. The precious illustrations (who can make a slug look charming?) by Joan Rankin, add a wonderful dimension to the story. The drawings of the gang inside the frog’s belly are hilarious.

I am using this book with preschoolers who have speech goals to include age-appropriate final sounds in words. What a wonderful opportunity to practice final “K” and “G” with the rhyming lines ending in frog, log and bog or tick and stick. Use the story as a counting lesson as the bugs and slugs are swallowed and counted in his belly and all escape at the end.

What books do you use in speech therapy with preschoolers to emphasize early sounds in words? Let me know in the comments below.

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2 Responses to Preschool Speech Therapy Activities

  1. Natasha says:

    I was wondering what activities you do for final G and Final K with this book. I am a intern at grad school and checked this book out because I thought it would be great…and then I saw this. 🙂 I would love suggestions. Thank you.

    • sherry says:

      Activities are endless with a good picture book! It depends on what stage of articulation therapy you are at. If you have just begun, you might read the book slowly and have the child raise their hand or tap the table when they hear a final /k/ or /g/. If later in the therapy process, read a phrase from the book containing your target sounds and have the child repeat it or rephrase and re-tell the story on that page.

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