By: Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
Winter time is still here…. and still hitting us hard! Not only are we getting hit with snow, but germs are wreaking havoc this year too leaving many of us with coughs, colds and stomach bugs! If your family is anything like ours, we are definitely keeping the physicians in business around here lately. This also means we are spending plenty of time waiting. We are waiting in the physician’s waiting room. We are waiting to pick up prescriptions. We are waiting to feel better!
Here are some of the language-based games we play while trying to avoid coming in contact with more germs in the doctor’s waiting room!
-Pick an object in the room and describe it to the other person using various characteristics of shape, size, color, etc…
-Choose a word and take turns saying words that rhyme with it until you run out of words!
-Choose a category and take turns naming items that fit in to the category until you run out of ideas
I’m thinking of an animal…
-Pick and animal and give clues until the other person guesses the animal
Tell a story
-One person starts a story with one sentence. The other person then continues with one sentence. Continue alternating by adding one sentence to the story at a time!
If you have played all of these games and you are still waiting… maybe you could try doing a “spring dance” to bring in some nice weather and hopefully get rid of these germs!
If you are concerned about your child’s language development call Golden Speech Therapy and schedule a free screening!
Golden Speech Therapy
Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
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