School is finally out for summer – my girls couldn’t be more excited about it! We’ve got quite a few exciting trips planned for the coming weeks and since Molly doesn’t have scheduled therapies during the summer, I’ve also planned time for us to squeeze in some learning too.
As a parent to a child with special needs, it’s important for us to stay on top of advancing Molly’s language skills – it’s definitely the area where she needs extra help.
Ways to Incorporate Language & Literacy into Summer Vacation-
- Asking children questions and use everyday routines to describe or complete tasks
- Keep them motivated to learn
- Journal writing can be a fun and relaxed way to help remind your child of skills we want to look for in writing, and expanding on ideas as well
- Work on play activities together
- Incorporate fun books, apps and other technology
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association encourages parents to be active in their child’s learnings and to stay involved in how to advance speech and language skills during the summertime.
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How Do You Incorporate Learning During the Summer?
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** I was compensated to write this post by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Thoughts and opinions here are 100% my own and also include my personal experiences. **