Thanksgiving is a great day filled with family, fun, and food. It is also a day that children can practice therapy skills throughout the entire day! Below are a few suggestions to incorporate therapy activities into the day without children realizing the new skills they are practicing and learning.
Making Halloween Less Scary for Children
Halloween can be one of the most fun times of the year for children. To create a positive experience and avoid an anxiety-provoking experience try these ideas below.
Join the Fun with our Preschool Playgroups!
TheraPLACE playgroups encourage positive social interactions, increased independence, and enhanced self-confidence through purposeful play. The are a perfect stepping stone for kiddos nearing all of the new experiences that come along with starting preschool. Oh yeah.... and they are FUN!
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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
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
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 as