By: Suzanne Golden, M.S., CCC-SLP
We have had some beautiful weather so far this summer and my daughter and I have been enjoying every minute of it! One of our favorite things to do at the end of a long beach day is to collect some rocks on the beach.
We look for rocks of all different sizes, shapes and colors. Once we have collected our rocks we take them home and sort through them. This is such a great opportunity to use a lot of different describing words!
· Talk about the size, shape and color of the rocks
· Talk about how the rocks feel (smooth, bumpy, sharp, etc…)
· Pick two rocks and compare them (which rock is bigger? Which rock is smoother?)
· Sort the rocks into piles based on their different characteristics
· Count the rocks (how many big rocks? How many red rocks?, etc…)
If your child is working on producing specific speech sounds correctly, consider taking a marker and writing the sound/words on the back of the rocks. As he picks a rock to describe he can also practice the sound/word written on the back!
I love this activity because it’s a great way to end the day at the beach and get in some speech/language work too!
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