As Christmas and Birthday shopping lists are made, SLPs have the opportunity to recommend great toys to increase speech and language skills. I wanted to make some handouts to send home with my students this month. I made two different handouts. One handout is for toddlers and one handout is for preschoolers. You can find the free download in my Teachers Pay Teachers Store.
These are my top four to recommend this year for my youngest students! The Little People Farm is a must and I love this bath fishing set. I use this music set and little people skywalk race track are on my ‘want’ list!
I’m recommending lots of older classics for my preschool crowd! It’s always surprising to walk into homes and see a bunch of ‘gadget’ toys but no simple toys that encourage imagination (and language) skills. Theses plain Melissa and Doug blocks are the best. Every child needs a Baby Alive and the Melissa and Doug cookie Set. Lastly, this community helper costume set could be used SO many times throughout the year to work on taking roles and building language/vocabulary.
What would be on your list of best toys to increase communication? Leave your recommendations in the comments below.
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