2017 Gift Guide – Therapist Approved!
What is phonological awareness?
Developing phonological awareness skills are a prerequisite to developing good reading skills. Having good phonological awareness skills means that a child is able to manipulate or work with individual sounds and words. For example, a speech therapist might ask child to break the word “ship” into individual sounds: “sh-i-p”. This skill is referred to as the segmentation of sounds. Listed below are a few more Continue reading
Hopscotch for Letters and Spelling
This fun twist on a classic game is a great way to incorporate gross motor skills and phonological awareness. By writing out the letters or phonemes and hopping to them, your child can enjoy practicing letters and letter sounds while working on balance and coordination. Here are two variations Continue reading
Way To Go Charlie!
Charlie has been working hard in speech therapy, as well as completing her Hear Builders program at home, in order to improve her phonological awareness skills. Phonological awareness includes tasks such asContinue reading
Gross Motor Spider Web Activities For Halloween!
Let us help you get into the Halloween spirit with a few gross motor activities using a larger than life spider web. With this easy to make indoor or outdoor spider web, you and your children are sure to have a ghostly good time. The spider web gross motor activities listed below are simple, spooky and not at all frightening. These activities promote balance and problem solving, and can be adapted for various levels.Continue reading
Understanding Gross Motor Skills
What are gross motor skills?
Gross motor skills refer to everyday physical activities that require the use of the large muscles in the arms, legs, and torso. These activities include standing and walking, running and jumping,
sitting upright at a table or desk, participating in hand-eye coordination skills such as ball skills (throwing, catching, kicking), and other skills such as riding a bike and swimming.