With all the rain that Sydney is experiencing at the moment, having the kids indoors can bring on a serious case of cabin fever. While you have a bit of time on your hands it might be a good opportunity to get ahead on the speech goals your kids are working on in speech therapy. Here are a few Language games that you can play in the kitchen to help you target these goals.
This game is a great way to work on semantic relationships for children who have difficulty grouping words and explaining why they are related. Yourself and the child will take turns at collecting groups of objects in the kitchen that go together such as vegetables, fruits, cutlery etc and the other person has to guess a name for each of the groups of items collected. The game can be played at a more simplified level for children that really struggle with categorisation by broadening the categories to ones like food or drinks. The person with the most correct relationships wins the game.
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This is a great way to work on following directions in a way that does not feel like a typical speech therapy task. The materials needed include a recipe which you can find online or make up yourself. Try and select one that does not require sharp objects such as making cookies and assist with the parts that require an oven. The game can be played on any level dependant on the individual’s ability. For example if the child is working on one step instructions you can give them one step at a time or if they are working on two step instructions give both instructions at the same time so they must use the strategies learnt in speech therapy to remember and complete both steps for each part. At the end of the game, if all steps have been completed correctly they will have a sweet reward.
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