By: Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
School is almost out and that means it is time to get ready for some summer fun! While it is important for kids to have a break from academics and recharge before the next school year, it’s also important to keep fostering their language development. Summer is a great time to expose your children to new experiences, which will naturally introduce new language and add to his/her background knowledge about the world. We are very fortunate to have some great destinations that are close by, inexpensive and great for language!
Woods Hole Science Aquarium
166 Water Street, Woods Hole, MA
Buzzards Bay Discovery Center
21 Luscombe Avenue, Woods Hole, MA
Plymouth County Farm and Petting Zoo
74 Obery Street, Plymouth, MA
Nelson Memorial Park
Nelson Street, Plymouth, MA
Butterflies of Cape Cod
26 Herring Pond Road, Bourne, MA
Ellisville Harbor State Park
State Highway 3A, Plymouth, MA 02360
Over the next few months I hope to document trips to these awesome locations with my daughter and give suggestions for including language development in your visits. In the meantime, I hope you find some time to check these out and have some summer fun while also introducing new language!
If you can think of any other locations that are great for local, low-to-no cost summer fun please comment below. I would love to hear your suggestions!
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Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
5/29/2014 07:49:46 am
Hi Suzanne! Great post! I'm wondering if you have suggestions for helping my daughter with pragmatic speech over the summer? Thanks!
5/29/2014 08:40:51 am
Hi Meghan! Thanks for your question! For pragmatic language you may want to look into some of the story times and other activities offered at your local library. This can be a great opportunity for your child to be around other children and to see/hear them interacting with peers and adults. Sometimes they offer snack time or crafts with the story as well. These open up the opportunity for your daughter to talk to her peers, ask to borrow materials, talk about what snack they are eating, etc.. At my local library (in Plymouth) there is a small play area with a dollhouse and other toys. This area is an awesome spot for children to play next to or with others! My daughter always seems to meet someone new when we play there and I love the opportunities this offers her for new kinds of interactions. I hope this was helpful and please feel free to email me if you have any questions or if I can help in any other way!
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