Transportation is one of my favorite themes because it’s easy to motivate kids to participate in speech therapy when it includes wheels and tires. Today I’m going to give you the run down of some of my favorites! Affiliate links are included in this post.
The nesting garages from Melissa and Doug are a great staple for your toy chest. We delivered mini objects to our garages to incorporate phonology with these toys. You can also work on size, matching, colors, and positional concept words.
For students working on vocabulary, I love to pair my Interactive Vocabulary Books: Transportation with an actual toy! We can label the nouns, talk about the actions flying things do, discuss the parts of the aircraft and use positional words. Positional words is one of the goals one of my student’s using the LAMP app is working on so this was especially fun for us this year!
Trashy Town is one of my favorite books for transportation theme. We use a blanket that looks like a town and a tiny trash truck to act out the book.
If you’re looking to PLAY cars, Articulation Roads are my jam! Just download and build some roads. It’s a super fun “homework” plan for young children and their families or a great set to send back to a classroom for carryover!
The road tape from Target dollar spot or Amazon is super fun for play all over the classroom. Shown here with my Learning Targets for fluency! I love using cars and roads to talk about rate and fluency (smooth and bumpy). I also use it frequently to target positional concepts. Put these roads over/under/through all sorts of things in your space!
Target dollar spot had this great two-part car matching puzzle! We’re using it with the Interactive Vocabulary Books for land vehicles.
For some of my kiddos, we put the puzzle pieces in the sensory bin. This helped keep them on task so much longer! They love it!
I grabbed these great road sheets for CVC, CV, and VC syllable shapes from Communication Window on TpT. Great for my children with Apraxia of Speech.
We have SO many books in our Vehicles collection but I recently got some new ones from Usborne Books. I’m pretty obsessed with lift the flaps and the pull-back busy books! They are so great for increasing language in my littles.
That’s it for now. If you have favorites, leave a comment and let me know what you do for transportation themes!
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