How To Promote Speech and Language Skills Into Daily Routines

Working on speech and language goals doesn’t have to be a structured activity. The best way to facilitate and implement speech and language skills is through everyday routines and play. For example, the following are ideas to implement speech and language skills during meal times:

Talk about the various textures and tastes you and your child are experiencing, produce speech sounds (ah, nom nom, mmmm),

Label food/drinks/utensils, request food, drink, help, and more, comment while eating “yum,” “wow” “yay,” and talk about what they did that day (retell events) while eating.

Also, mealtimes can be a great time to read a storybook. While kids are sitting and keeping their hands and mouths busy while eating, this is an excellent time to read a storybook to them to provide models of language and various descriptions of pictures and people in the story.

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