We started our week in speech therapy with firefighters and ended with police officers. My articulation clients were able to get in LOTS of repetitions with our activities. I heard lots of spontenous language from my preschool clients and great topic maintenance/elaboration from my school age kids. Overall, last week was a win in speech therapy!
Usually our first speech therapy session involves a book. Since we talked about a new helper on day two, I added a super short book to the last session. I forget where I found this little book but it’s cute and SHORT!
If you are in need of a longer book for your police themed speech therapy session, I would recommend “Office Buckle and Gloria”.
“Police Officer, Police Officer Where is Your Car?” is a best seller on my TpT site. It’s an interactive book that works on spatial concepts and answering “where” questions.
The Community Helpers Pronoun Packet includes a booklet that address understanding possessive pronouns (his, hers) as well as worksheets that focus on using “he/she/his/hers” correctly at sentence level.
Our articulation activity was “Police Fingerprint Articulation Books.” I told the kiddos one job of a police officer is to collect fingerprints. The kids loved fingerprinting in these little booklets!!! Each fingerprint meant they had to say a word correctly 3-5 times. Then the booklets could be sent home for extra practice! (Instant home carryover activity ALERT!!)
Games and Other Fun for Speech Therapy
This would be a fun time to make stop signs (or purchase some) to work with your little ones on “stop” and “go.” Make a red stop sign that you can flip to a green go sign! Race cars with the signs or get up and move yourselves!
For older kids, let them write tickets! Give them little notepads and a pencil. Tell them their job is to ticket YOU when you say your sounds wrong! Purposely misarticulate words to see if they notice. On the “ticket,” have them write the words you said wrong. Then they can take the tickets home to practice those words too! Only have them ticket you…we don’t want to make any child feel self conscious or anxious!
To wrap up the week, give each child a little snack bag of fire hoses (licorice) and streetlights (red, yellow and green M&Ms)!!!
Want to see what we did on firefighter day?