My inspiration for this project came from searching the crazy cute graphics from Scrappin Doodles. When I saw the clip art for this story, the wheels started turning. Here is a glimpse at what transpired...
The first thing that went through my mind was "This is perfect for PRONOUNS!!! Now how do I make the activity so that the child is really engaged and doesn't feel like they are being drilled?"
Then I thought "How do I use this to target pragmatic development?" Well, the story lends itself to so many opportunities to discuss feelings, talk about manners, etc. and so I thought with the use of puppets, the children could role play. So, I made these too!
Many of the children I see have difficulty sitting for an entire session so I try to create activities that require movement, even if only taking a few steps away from the table in my cubicle. I use my cubicle walls as a work surface very often since it doubles as a felt board of sorts. Velcro is one of my therapy staples. In this prepositions activity, the child stands at the felt board and re-creates the picture chosen using manipulatives.
Reading can be particularly challenging for many children with speech-language delays and disorders. Why not give them a head start with some pre-reading and early reading activities?
|My little Goldilocks testing it out|
I also included printable worksheets with directions for at-home practice. Having parents help with reinforcing new and emerging skills is so important and having these ready-made activities makes it so much easier!