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In the Ocean: Receptive and Expressive Language Activities for Speech Therapy

Grade Levels
K - 4th
Formats Included
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41 pages
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Grab your sunscreen and bathing suit because were diving into the ocean! Get ready to target your students' expressive and receptive language while learning all about the ocean - perfect for summer learning or that field trip to the aquarium.

In the Ocean Receptive and Expressive Language Activities for Speech Therapy is a fun-filled packet of various activities and games to target improving a child’s receptive (understanding words and language as well as listening skills) and expressive language skills (using words and language to express thoughts). 

Updated on 1/22/21 - additional activities have been included so you can use this product for in-person AND virtual speech therapy sessions and in the classroom AND FLASHCARDS WITH REAL PHOTOS HAVE BEEN ADDED!

Using a thematic approach, a child is introduced or re-introduced to vocabulary associated with the ocean (e.g. humpback whale, coral, sea turtle, sperm whale, etc.). Since repetition is vital to language learning, In the Ocean includes several different ways for vocabulary to be entertainingly experienced (e.g. Colorful cards to play memory and cute puzzles to put together). However, In the Ocean targets MORE than just vocabulary! There are 5 different Venn Diagrams (in color AND in black and white) to assist your child in comparing and contrasting various animals and items associated with the ocean. 

THEN, there is the Ocean themed - Listen and Follow the Directions Activity that encourages your child to carefully listen and follow super amusing directions (basic one-step directions and more complex two-step directions). 

And, last (but certainly not least) there is the extremely enjoyable –Listen, Learn, and Remember Game that teaches your child fun facts about various ocean animals – your child will DEFINITELY want to play this game!


What’s included?

  • Introduction to the Ocean
  • Let’s Draw: My Favorite Ocean Animal
  • Memory Cards
  • Puzzles
  • In the Ocean: You Tube Videos
  • Venn Diagrams
  • Listen and Follow the Directions Activity
  • Listen, Learn, and Remember Game (Game to review Fun Facts about Ocean Animals)
  • Let’s Draw Again: Visualize and Remember Activity

In the Ocean can be used by speech therapists, educators, and parents and enjoyed by children in Kindergarten through 8th grade.

Thank you! I hope you enjoy this resource :)

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In the Arctic: Expressive and Receptive Language Activities for Speech Therapy


About the SLP:

Kimberly Scanlon, MA, CCC-SLP is an ASHA certified Speech-Language Pathologist and has earned 4 awards for continuing education (ACE). She is also the author of the best selling book, “My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development”, the interactive picture book, “Learning to Read is a Ball”, and “My Toddler's First Words: A Step-By-Step Guide to Jump-Start, Track, and Expand Your Toddler's Language”.

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