Fall is Finally Here!
There are lots of fun ways to work on speech and language skills at home while making it fun and engaging for your child. Here are a few ideas to try at home this Fall!
MAKE A SCARECROW
Have fun creating silly scarecrows with common art supplies and house hold items around you home. This activity is great for labeling body parts and identifying common items of clothing. You can also create different faces for your scarecrows and talk about the different emotions that your scarecrows are feeling.
BAKE AN APPLE TREAT
Apples are very common this time of year. Turn this common fruit into a fun family activity in the kitchen! You could make: apple pie, apple muffins, apple sauce or even apple butter. Expand your child’s vocabulary as you make a list of all the ingredients that you will need and talk about the different textures, smells and tastes. You can also work on following directions as you bake.
MAKE A FALL SCAVENGER HUNT
I know the sunny days are limited here in Oregon, so feel free to hide pictures or items around the house to create an indoor scavenger hunt! This is another way to help expand your child’s vocabulary with fall related words. You can also focus on modeling location words as you find each item (“I found the leaf under the couch!”). Work on describing skills by turning this into a guessing game. Describe your item and have the other person guess what you found.
-Amber Farris M.S., CCC-SLP