Speech and Language Toys for Stronger Expressive Skills

By: Integrated Learning Strategies

Developing speech and language can lead to tantrums and meltdowns, but parents can use visual charts, games, or the point and retrieve method to discover their child's needs and wants. Speech and language are different, and children may experience delays in one or the other.

To provide your child or students with a good foundation when it comes to speech and language, encourage them to play with… – Toys that have a theme, like blocks, farm sets or flash cards to encourage vocabulary. – Blowing up balloons and using whistles that require air from the diaphragm, giving kids enough breath to say sounds, letters, and eventually full sentences.

Speech is how a child pronounces words, letters, and sounds, while language development is how they express their wants, feelings, and emotions. Sign language can be used with developing speech and language skills to help parents and children avoid frustrations and misunderstandings, but it should not be used as a replacement for speech and language unless the child has a severe learning disability or is non-verbal.

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