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Fun Holiday Use of Speech & Language! - Pediatric Speech Therapy

December 09, 2016 by Kinetic Kids, Inc.

Celebrating the Holidays with Speech and Language!  [Pediatric Speech Therapy]

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Everyone loves celebrating the holidays! Here are some easy and fun ways to incorporate speech/language skills into this busy time of year.

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Here are some additional blog posts that we've created here at Kinetic Kids, Inc, to help potentially address your child's speech therapy needs: 

Decorating the Tree

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    • Naming and “Wh” questions
      • What colors?
      • What shapes?
      • What pictures?
      • How many?
      • Who’s ornament?
      • Where should we put them?
    • Following directions
      • Talking about where to put the ornaments
        • on the top, bottom, middle
      • Sequencing
        • Using the words first, next, before, and after while setting up and decorating your tree

 Elf on the Shelf

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  • Addressing “where”
    • “Where is buddy?”
  • Teach prepositions
    • Location words—in, on, behind, under, above, etc.
  • Clothing and body parts


  • Sequencing the recipe
  • Following recipe directions
  • Describing actions
    • Stir, pour, measure
  • Descriptive words
    • Colors, shapes, textures

Looking at Decorations

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    • Naming holiday icons
      • Santa, Grinch, reindeer, Rudolf, etc.
    • Describing with adjectives!
      • Bright, beautiful, colorful, awesome
    • Play “I Spy” or another game
      • Targeting listening, following directions, memory recall and receptive comprehension

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  • New and fun vocabulary!
  • Great for addressing fluency and apraxic behaviors


  • Holiday books provide new vocabulary
  • Making predictions and inferences
  • Pointing to pictures
  • Naming pictures

Interested In More Speech Fun?

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This game is both a fun and engaging game for children who are learning to speak or for children who benefit from pediatric speech therapy services: 

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