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Fresh Speech Therapy Ideas from Speech Sprouts

Hello! If you love fresh ideas for preschool and elementary speech therapy, you’re in the right place!

Let me introduce myself, my name is Lisette. As a school-based SLP In addition to my more traditional groups, I have two pre-school groups of up to ten children that I see for two hours, twice weekly, and it’s a blast! My kids are going strong in circle-time and centers with sound and theme-based activities. Of course, I couldn’t do it without my trained para-professional assistant, who is wonderful. I love to incorporate literature, hands-on art, and games to keep my littles involved.

Stamping Shamrocks for Initial sh

Today I am sharing a fun activity for St Patrick’s day or anytime you are working on initial “sh”.  Here is one of my little guys stamping “shamrocks” with half a green pepper. We prompt him to say “shamrock” each time he stamps one. He doesn’t even realize how many times he is practicing his articulation target! There are many more ways to use a simple activity like this: articulation of sh and /k/, /st/ (“stamp”), past tense and pronouns (I stamped one, I stamped two!), descriptive adjectives, and more.

Stamping Shamrocks with a green pepper
Stamping Shamrocks with a green pepper.

We create many, many opportunities for speech and language practice throughout our sessions, and I’ll be sharing more in my next posts about embedding those speech and language opportunities for natural, fun learning! I invite you to follow Speech Sprouts on Instagram and Facebook and be sure to sign up for my newsletter for the latest posts, tips, and exclusive Subscriber freebies.

Have a wonderful week!

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