Category: Preschool Speech Therapy

10 Fine Motor Skills Activities to Use in Speech Therapy

10 Fine Motor Skills Activities to Use in Speech Therapy

WHAT EXACTLY ARE “FINE MOTOR SKILLS” AND WHY ARE THEY IMPORTANT FOR CHILDREN TO DEVELOP? Fine motor skills are the coordination of small muscles in the fingers, hands, and forearms. Children need to develop strong fine motor muscles to complete essential tasks such as: holding scissors to cut, gripping a pencil to write, or “buttoning” […]

How to Use Story Stones in Speech Therapy

How to Use Story Stones in Speech Therapy

I’ve started to see “story stones” pop up on Pinterest and have been very intrigued by them! The curse¬†blessing of being a pediatric speech language pathologist is that my brain is constantly thinking … “Could I use this in speech therapy?!” I finally decided to search around Etsy and found a seller that had the […]

How To Increase Language Development Using Fake Snow

How To Increase Language Development Using Fake Snow

Last week, Houston was lucky enough to experience a very unusual (and very brief) day of snow! I was so excited to share this snow day experience with my daughter and let her see, touch, and even taste the snow (due to the amount of face plants she had). She has seen snowmen in all […]

5 Fun Speech & Language Activities Using “Spider Rings”

5 Fun Speech & Language Activities Using “Spider Rings”

Whenever I am walking through the “dollar section” at stores my mind starts ticking away. I can’t help but think about at all of the different activities that can be done to promote speech and language development. The endless creative brainstorming is probably one of my favorite things about being a pediatric speech pathologist! This […]

14 Easy Activities to Promote Early Language

14 Easy Activities to Promote Early Language

Parents are always asking me for ways to work on language development with their child at home. They mention how they are looking for flashcards on Amazon but don’t even know where to start. So I decided to put together a “Parent Guide: Flashcard Activities for Early Language” packet! (Scroll down to see the activities […]