Speech Ideas

Here are some ideas for how to work on speech while playing with your child.

When playing with blocks, puzzles, ball, bubbles, etc.:

  • Work on taking turns/joint attention
  • Label the toy – type, color, size
  • Withhold the toy until your child requests it through sign/gesture/word
  • Use core vocabulary when playing: up, down, in, out, on, off, more

When playing with toy cars:

  • Make car noises “beep beep, vroom, crash”
  • Make your cars STOP and GO.  At school the children like when we do a 1, 2, 3 count before ex: “1, 2, 3…Go!”
  • Say “uh oh” or “oh no” and make the cars crash into something