Category Archives: 6-8 year-olds

R Sound Therapy Fun with “Roar of a Snore”

Often I happen upon a fun activity while working with a book or game for some other purpose. I was reading  Roar of a Snore by Martha Arnold with a boy to work on comprehension and answering questions related to … Continue reading

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Paint a Tea Set To Start Pretend Play

Parents are always asking me for the “best” toys for a certain age that encourage great play and learning. I recently heard a term I liked, “playful learning” which is learning through the fun in my opinion! Today my little … Continue reading

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Speech Therapy Extra Credit

How many times do you arrive at the home of one of your little clients and they have done EXTRA work on their goals during the week without you asking? Not that often, right? Well today I had such a … Continue reading

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Storytelling Game for Word-Finding Language Lessons

I hope you all saw Jan Schwanke’s comment on my recent blog about great games for Word-finding sessions: “The blog (she is working on a blog devoted to practical word-finding tips) isn’t operational yet, but I can’t wait to share … Continue reading

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Drawing Your Articulation Lesson

I like to draw and kids like to draw too, so we are a perfect match! Actually, I find that a fun drawing activity is perfect for articulation therapy as kids can draw objects with their sound in them. One … Continue reading

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Best Games to Enhance Word-Finding Speech Therapy Sessions

We all know that the more fun a speech therapy session is, the more engaged our little clients are. Some times we have to just plain work hard but the trick is to have the kids forget that they are … Continue reading

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The Pout-Pout Fish and a Sunflower Can Ease Back to School Challenges

So many picture books are aimed at first school experiences like “Miss Bindergarten Gets Ready for Kindergarten,” “Kindergarten Rocks,” or “Countdown to Kindergarten.” But two recent PAL Award winners offer some depth to the story of starting school or maybe … Continue reading

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Reading “The Pout-Pout Fish Goes to School” to Grandkids on Facetime

I’ve shared how much fun it is to read to our grandkids on Facetime and we had yet a new experience the other night! The 3 boys ages 3, 6 and 8 lie on the bottom bunk and put the … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Duke!

Today is a special day as Duke is 15! We celebrated by inviting his friend, Murphy over for a party. Our first activity was Dairy Queen treats. Duke crushed the plastic cup trying to get at all the ice cream … Continue reading

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Summer Speech Practice, Let’s Make a Calendar

It’s always tricky finding a way to get kids to practice between speech therapy sessions. In summer it can be especially challenging as kids take a vacation or maybe even their speech therapist takes a few weeks off! I find … Continue reading

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