Summer Fun Books & Crafts For Speech & Language

How I Became a Pirate

As many of you know, my family and I are expecting baby number three in just a few short weeks. As I take some time off from work and blogging to spend time with my family both before and after my new son’s birth, I am thrilled to share with you some amazing posts written by some very talented bloggers. So please sit back, relax and enjoy this guest post and leave a comment letting us know what you think! {Read More}

Superheroes In Speech! {And at Home}

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Little boys. They love superheroes. This hasn’t hit in our house yet. My little guy is only 20 months and is currently obsessed with trucks (gucks), cars (gucks), and trains (gucks). And my daughter has been obsessed with princesses since she could say “princess” so needless to say we don’t have any superhero paraphernalia around here. Yet. But I have a client (age 4) who LOVES all things superheroes and I have been wanting to incorporate them into our sessions. {Read More}

Octopus Craft {Activity Tuesday}

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Last week I shared that we have been doing activities and reading books that revolve around the beach and the ocean. While reading The Rainbow Fish we started talking about octopus’ and my dauhter wanted to make her own. Well…I couldn’t let her down, right? So we perused pinterest together (yes…my daughter and I perused together…pinterest bonds, ok?) and we found a couple octopus’ (or is it octopi?) that inspired us and we got to work. What you will need {Read More}

Rainbow Fish Torn Paper Craft {Activity Tuesday}

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It’s summer…which means heat, beaches, vacations…so we have been reading books and doing crafts that revolve around the ocean and it’s life! This month we are loving The Rainbow Fish and have been doing some fun activities to go along with it. First up? A simple (but fun) torn-paper craft. I did this one with some clients and with both my children….ages 1.5 and 3.5. What you will need Scrap paper in a rainbow of colors Construction paper Aluminum foil {Read More}

We’re Going on a Letter Hunt! {Activity Tuesday}

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Yesterday I was driving my daughter to her first day of Summer School. It was also her first day with her new teacher! She was SO very excited! That morning she found some random advertisement card and just had to bring it to school to share. On the way to school she was “reading” the card to me and I realized that she was naming many of the letters in her own name. “E, E, A, S.” This got me {Read More}

4th of July Crafts

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It’s the first official Activity Tuesday! With the 4th of July coming up TOMORROW..I have a couple 4th of July crafts to share with you, thanks to Pinterest So, if you are looking for some last minute craft ideas to do with the kids for the 4th, you are in the right place! I did these two crafts with both my own daughter as well as with my speech clients…all the kids loved them! 4th of July Lanterns I got {Read More}

The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day: Make a Leprechaun Trap!

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Recently I had some time to myself (which was AWESOME but a rarity) so I headed to the bookstore to check out some St. Patrick’s Day and Easter Books. I looked through several that were too much for my kids, and some that were just, well, lame. But then I came across The Night Before St. Patrick’s Day by Natasha Wing. If you couldn’t figure out by the name, it is written much like Twas The Night Before Christmas. I {Read More}

Freebie Friday: St. Patrick’s Day Ideas

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Well…it’s Freebie Friday and I actually didn’t make a freebie this week. Life has been busy here and I have been, well, uninspired! I do have a project in the works but it is a bigger project so it won’t be ready any time soon. So what I decided to do is share a few FREEBIES that other amazing bloggers have shared! And they all have a St. Patrick’s Day theme! Can you believe St. Patty’s is just a few {Read More}

Fine Motor Monday

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It’s been a few weeks since I posted about what we have been doing around here for fine motor practice. We haven’t done nearly as much as I had wanted to or that I had planned…I need about 5 extra hours a day! HA! If you are new, one reason we do so much fine motor activities around here is to help my daughter gain back the strength and coordination that she lost due to her Juvenile Arthritis in her fingers. {Read More}

We’re Building Snowmen Over Here!

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We have been building SNOWMEN! OK, so they haven’t been real ones but whatever. We’ll take what we can get…it doesn’t snow here in the bay! Yet again, I was inspired by an activity that was linked up at my Thrifty Thursday Linky Party. Jessica over at  Preserving Life’s Memories shared this adorable Felt Snowman Kit, and I fell in love. First of all, it’s felt. And I LOVE felt. Second? It’s super easy to make. I just cut out {Read More}

Fine Motor Monday

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As I have mentioned, my daughter is currently getting occupational therapy. She has Juvenile Arthritis, which has attacked several of her fingers causing swelling and pain, which has resulted in some weaknesses, particularly in her right hand. So anyway, we are supposed to be doing homework for OT…so I have been keeping my eyes out on the blogs I visit for some FUN fine motor activities, and we did a few of them this weekend! First, we did this simple, {Read More}

Friday Freebie: Falling Leaf Language Activity

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I was checking out some other speech therapy blogs this week and came across a great post from Jenna at Speech Room News on how she used some foam leaves to work on “wh” questions with her students. Her post inspired me to think up a fun activity to target toddler and preschool language skills using leaves. You can check out her post HERE. Anyway, my daughter and I had a BLAST doing several different activities with just some simple {Read More}