Helpful websites and links:

The following link provides information regarding the speech and language development for children Kindergarten through Fifth grade broken down by grade level.

The following link can be used to access a variety of scenes which can be viewed on a computer, tablet, or printed. These scenes can be used to ask questions, have your child describe what they see, work on finding pictures that begin with their speech sound, and make up a story. They can be used to target a variety of goals in a fun and interactive way!

The following website includes educational games for grades preK-6.

The following activities are some suggestions are broken down by your child's grade level: 

In Early Grades K–2 

-Talk with your child a lot. 

-Read different types of books. Read every day and talk with your
child about the story. 

-Help your child learn sound patterns of words. You can play
rhyming games and point out letters as you read. 

-Have your child retell stories and talk about his day. 

-Talk with your child about what you do during the day. Give her
directions to follow. 

-Talk about how things are the same and different.

In Later Grades 3-5 

-Keep your child reading. Find books and magazines that interest your

-Ask your child what he thinks about what he hears or reads. Connect
what he reads to events in his life and find opportunities to remind your
child of family events. 

-Help your child connect what she reads and hears at school, home, and
other events. 

-Talk out loud as you help your child read about and solve problems. 

-Help your child recognize spelling patterns. For example, point out
the beginnings and endings of words, like "pre-" or "–ed." 

-Get your child to write letters, keep a diary, and write stories. 

Incorporate daily routines as a part of your child’s home practice. 

The best way to practice your child’s language and speech goals is to have them practice during activities they do every day at home. Encourage them to speak to you in the language you are most comfortable speaking but allow them to speak whichever languages they are most comfortable speaking as well.  

Some common home routines you child can use to practice speech and language goals include: 

Mealtime and Cooking 

  • Have your child request foods and drinks during mealtime and discuss smells, flavors, and textures while eating and cooking. 

Bath Time and Brushing Teeth 

  • Your child can say 10 words or phrases before they brush their teeth, and 10 words or phrases after to practice their speech sounds. 

Bed Time 

  • Read or tell a story to your child in the language you are most comfortable speaking; have your child talk about the things they enjoyed about their day or things they are excited about the following day; have your child say 10 words before they fall asleep. 

Laundry and Cleaning 

  • Assign your child to sort laundry items by categories: all of the items of the same color together, all types of clothing together, etc. and have them describe the items in either language. 

Driving in the car 

  • Practice reading a list of words. 
  • Play “I spy” by having your child describe an item they see without telling you what it is. 
  • Describe items they see as they drive to/from school using whichever language they prefer and speak back to them in the language you prefer.