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5 Language-Rich Activities for Summer

Summer is a fantastic time to engage children in activities that are both fun and educational. Here are five low-cost, language-rich activities for summer that are perfect for families to do at home. These activities are designed to enhance early language and communciation skills and are ideal to do when coaching caregivers in your EI […]

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Three Engaging Activities for Expanding Utterances

Expanding utterances is a common goal in Speech and Language Therapy sessions, particularly with the preschool population. In this blog post, you’ll learn three fun and engaging activities for supporting young children to expand their mean length of utterance. Expanding Utterances with ‘Feed the Animal’ Activities ‘Feed the Animal’ activities are a fun and “hands

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Three Simple Language-Rich Activities for Winter

As Speech and Language Therapists, we understand the importance of supporting speech, language, and communication skills during everyday activities. Winter, with its unique seasonal traits, offers an excellent opportunity for creating engaging, language-rich experiences for children of all ages. In this post, I’m sharing three simple activities you can share with families to help them

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Supporting Early Language Skills with Fall Treasures

Autumn is my favourite season, not only because the leaves change colours and the air gets crisper, but it’s also the perfect time to support caregivers to engage in fun and seasonal activities with their little ones! In this blog post you’ll learn 5 engaging activities for supporting early language skills with fall treasures, and

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Supporting a Child’s Independent Play Skills- Guest Blog Post

As Speech and Language Therapists working in Early Intervention, parents and caregivers often ask how they can support their child to engage in independent play at home. Today I’m sharing a guest blog post by Kerry from @the_play_planner and she’s sharing 7 tips for supporting and improving a child’s independent play skills. Independent play time

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15 Food Themed Books to use in Speech Therapy

Books are a fantastic way to introduce and model vocabulary in your Speech Therapy sessions and at home. These 15 food themed books are a great addition to your food themed Speech Therapy sessions in early intervention and preschool. My favourite food themed books for Speech Therapy I’ve gathered together a list of my favourite

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3 Engaging Boom Cards for Speech Therapy and EI

Boom CardsTM are great to use in both in-person and virtual Speech Therapy sessions with children of all ages. In this blog post you’ll learn about 3 engaging Boom Cards you can use in your Speech and Language Therapy sessions today! What are Boom CardsTM? Boom Cards™ are digital task cards/activities/games that you play on

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A Simple Guide to Toy Rotation for SLPs and Parents

Toy rotation has a huge range of benefits for young children, and is a great system to help manage clutter and improve play skills both at home and in your Speech Therapy room. I’ve shared this simple guide about toy rotation for SLPs and parents to help you get started today. What is Toy Rotation?

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4 Engaging Ways to use the Counting Surprise Party toy by Learning Resources to Support Language Skills

This Counting Surprise Party toy by Learning Resources is hugely popular with little ones and is a great addition to your therapy sessions. So I wanted to share 4 engaging ways you can use these Counting Surprise Party presents in your therapy sessions to support early language skills. Note- This post is not sponsored by

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My Favourite Hack to use with Inset Puzzles in Early Intervention

I love using inset puzzles in my Early Intervention sessions. They’re perfect for little hands, and you can encourage so much language with them!  In this post I’m sharing all about the little “hack” I always use that never fails to encourage even more language when I use inset puzzles in my Early Intervention sessions.

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