Due to the COVID-19 virus, schools around the nation are closed and some parents are keeping their children home from speech-language therapy. Our Speech-Language Pathologists have put together a list of resources that can be used at home. Many of these links include free opportunities for practicing and learning at home!

To help explain the Coronavirus to your children, check out the following: https://www.npr.org/sections/goatsandsoda/2020/02/28/809580453/just-for-kids-a-comic-exploring-the-new-coronavirus

Links for “on-screen” activities

Libby (app)

Provides access to thousands of books from our public libraries (you will need a public library card for access) 

Into the Bookwww.reading.ecb.org

Play games that practice reading strategies. 

Suessville – www.seussville.com 

Read, play games, and hang out with Dr. Seuss and his friends

Highlights Kidswww.highlightskids.com.

Read, play games, and conduct cool science experiments

Help Kidz Learnwww.helpkidzlearn.com

Resources available for parents to use at home during this period and beyond

Lakeshore Learning Resourceshttps://www.lakeshorelearning.com/resources

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development | Reading Rockets
https://www.readingrockets.org/article/activities-encourage-speech-and-language-development

Things to do “off-screen”

Start a Nature Diary

Look out the window or venture outside – keep notes of what you hear, smell, and see: birds, flowers, changes in the weather, what else?

Make a puppet (think-old socks) 

Create a puppet show and perform it for your family.

Make Lists

Things that make you happy, people in your family, things you love to eat, activities you like to do, etc. (verbally or written)

“Letter of the Day”

Each day pick a letter.  Go around your house and find items that begin with that letter.  Older Kids – Practice spelling them and using the word in a sentence.   Play ‘I Spy’ – works on vocabulary, wh questions, adjectives, etc

Play ‘I Spy’

Works on vocabulary, wh questions, adjectives, etc.