Dr McMahon’s Top Toys and Activities for Learning Recommendations
Dr McMahon's Top Toys, Books & Activities For Learning Recommendations Blogs by Speech Therapist Dr Sandra McMahon PhD
In This Blog Series
In this blog series Dr McMahon, Speech Pathologist, PhD will present TOP TOYS for boosting speech, language and learning skills. She will use her FOCUS© on learning framework:
F: FOCUS – Let’s FOCUS on one specific toy
O: OBSERVE – What does your child spontaneously do & say with this toy –what does
that tell us?
C: COMMUNICATION – What social communication activities can you do with the toy to boost social confidence, to help with making & keeping friends & strengthen
U: UNDERSTANDING – Understanding comes before talking and underpins all learning
S: SPEECH – Speech sounds, boosting first words and spoken words, building sentence length & complex expression of ideas
FREE TEACHING & TALKING TIPS PRINTABLES
LET'S FOCUS ON BUBBLES
An action packed PDF showing how to use bubbles to build Social Communication Skills, Understanding of Language and Speech (sounds, words & sentences). FREE bubble recipes included! This FREE download is linked with our Bubbles Blog
BOOSTING LANGUAGE WITH SKITTLES
An action packed PDF showing how to use SKITTLES to build Social Communication Skills, Understanding of Language and Speech (sounds, words & sentences). This FREE download is linked with our SKITTLES VIDEO Blog
ENCOURAGING QUESTIONS WITH TRAINS
An explanation and age appropriate examples of Encouraging Questions. Use this informative PDF to show you how to Encourage Questions while playing with TRAINS with your child. Take a look at the 4 levels of questions and how you can help encourage your child's question skills. This Free Printable is linked to our Encouraging Questions Train Blog
DEVELOPING MATHS VOCABULARY WITH SAND TOYS
Maths has a very specific vocabulary! Use this printable to get a jump start on your toddler's later maths success. With this informative Printable and Maths Vocabulary Chart you can help develop your child's Maths Vocabulary while playing with Sand Toys. This Free Printable is linked to our Maths Vocabulary Sand Play Video Blog
EDUCATIONAL TEACHING & TALKING RESOURCES
DEVELOPING SPEECH, LANGUAGE & LITERACY SKILLS WHILE PLAYING WITH A PHLAT BALL
An Educational Teaching & Talking Tips PDF jam packed full of ideas to help boost speech, language and literacy skills while playing with a Phlat Ball.
BOOSTING SPEECH, LANGUAGE & LITERACY SKILLS WHILE BUILDING WITH A MAGNETIC CONSTRUCTION KIT.
An Educational Teaching & Talking Tips PDF jam packed full of ideas to help boost speech, language and literacy skills while building with a Magnetic Construction Kit.
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