Summer is nearly here and your child is undoubtedly very excited to finally get a break from school. While it’s good to give our little ones a much-needed rest, we also don’t want them to be affected by the summer brain drain.
At SLP-tele, not only do we provide exceptional child-focused in-home speech therapy, but we also want to provide parents with the support and additional activities they need to keep the learning going all summer long. While kids seem to avoid learning during the summer like they avoid vegetables, there are plenty of summer-themed speech activities that we’re sure your child will absolutely love playing.
Summer Speech Therapy Activities to Give a Try
1. Preparing for the Pool (Listing Activity)
2. At the Pool Activities
Because there is likely to be a lot of other children at the pool, this is a great opportunity for your child to interact with others as well. Just remind your child ahead of time that if another child asks them to play, or talks to them, they need to respond appropriately.
For safety reasons, you’ll want to stay close to your child while playing this game – or when spending any time at the pool for that matter.
3. Beach Activities
Of course, the goal is to find them all, so be sure to bury them within a small area so they can easily be found easily.
Another fun and easy activity to do is building a sandcastle. While building up the castle have them name what they want their sandcastle to have, for instance, a moat, windows, doors, seashells, a bridge, etc.
4. While Traveling In the Car
For instance, you can use a letter such as “C,” to come up with words like cat, cow, crane, etc. Or you can use sounds such as /sh/ to have your child come up with words like shore, shark, shrimp, ship, etc.
There are plenty of additional speech therapy activities that can be played at home during the summer. Want to learn more? Then contact SLP-tele today.