Keep the Kids Busy with Online Games for Speech Therapy
School’s Out! Summer is here … ready or not! For many families with school-aged children, summer’s easy schedule is a welcome break from those early school mornings: alarm clocks, lunch-making, carpools, homework. But, for families who still crave a bit of a schedule and structure, summer can be somewhat anxiety-producing. Fear not. During the next few months, we’ll be keeping our blog chock-full of ideas for activities you can do with your children to keep them entertained (and continue that positive speech and language therapy momentum your child has made this year).
Here are some suggestions for online games for speech therapy!
Let your child explore these educational and entertaining websites designed to offer preschool and elementary school-aged children opportunities to polish their speech and language skills. These websites are not designed for “vegging “out in front of a screen. Instead, these websites and online speech therapy games offer an interactive opportunity for your children to promote the development of his speech and language skills at home. You will want to supervise your child (at least at first) when logging onto a website, encouraging them to take part in the activities and exercises. Once they are comfortable with the expectations, let your child explore!
Four Favorite Online Games for Speech Therapy
StoryPlace.org is a terrific website that has a number of online games and interactive activities for preschoolers and elementary-aged students. Each preschool theme includes an online story, online activity, printable “take home” activities and suggestions for parents. Each theme also offers a book list that corresponds with each particular lesson.
FunwithSpot.com is an interactive website for preschoolers and young children that includes options to play language-based games related to the Spot Series of books, parent (and teacher) resources, access to information about author Eric Hill and opportunities to purchase products and books about Spot.
PBSkids.org: Between the Lions You may have seen this television show. PBS Kids’ Between the Lions website offers many language games and literacy activities for preschool and elementary-aged children. It includes stories both watch and listen to, many vocabulary and phonemic awareness (pre-literacy) activities, video clips from the show and helpful information for parents.
Do2Learn.com is a website that offers various language, speech games and learning activities that address facial expressions, emotions, sequencing, vocabulary, synonyms, antonyms, songs and rhymes.
What are some of your “go-to” sites for speech therapy games? For additional games and activities, check out our top 10 favorite sites for language building.