As some of you might already know, Georgie doesn’t talk. He communicates with us in a whole lot of different ways, but talking just is not one of them.
We feel very blessed to have a wonderful and patient speech therapist, and even though we see her weekly we do a lot of speech work at home,too.
Georgie’s speech therapist has kindly allowed me to share some of the things we do at Speech Therapy,
so that you can recreate them at home. Of course I am not a trained professional, and doing these things at home with your child is not something to do instead of seeing a speech therapist, but you all know that already.
Today I would like to introduce you to what’s inside our Speech Therapy Basket and the first Speech Game.
I am hoping to share ideas with you weekly, so you will have time to gather the supplies you need,most of them you will have at home already.
The Speech Therapy Basket:
The basket is where I keep most things we need for working on speech.
In our basket there is..
One small doll (our’s is the Batsinarai Doll)
One knit square
A little bowl
A wooden banana
Two wooden eggs
A wooden strawberry
One paper towel tube
First Word Flashcards
Three small cars
Balloons in green,blue,red,purple,pink and yellow
A stainless steel straw (any straw will do, but the plastic ones don’t last long in our home!)
Small plastic animals,
A Noah’s Ark playset
The book Peek-A-Boo by Jan Ormerod
Georgie’s favourite thing to do is playing with the bubbles, so I thought it would be nice to start with them,
and most of you will probably have bubbles at home already.
The Bubble Game
The way this works for us is this:
Sit on the floor opposite your child and show them the bubble bottle.
Say “Look, Bubbles!” to get their attention.
As you open the bottle say “Open” loud and clear.
We like to count up to things, so I will hold up the bubble wand and say
“1,2,3, Go!”, then blow the bubbles, saying “Bubbles!”.
Now pop the bubbles with your finger saying “Pop” as you pop each one, encouraging your child to do the same.
You can also practice “Down” as the bubbles are slowly floating downwards.
When all bubbles are gone say “More Bubbles?” before starting to count again.
You can modify this game to meet your child’s unique needs, some children might even be able to count the bubbles or make different noises for each popping bubble.
Wishing you a wonderful day!
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