Kids have fun as they get to be your speech helper for these two coloring activities. The first activity helps with practicing /s/ blend words, as in “spy”, and also with auditory discrimination for similar words that may or may not have an /s/ blend sound, as in “stop” versus “top”. The second activity helps with practicing /sh/ words, as in “sheep”, and with auditory discrimination for words that begin with either a “fat” lips /sh/ or a “skinny lips” /s/ sound, as in “shark” versus “seal”.
Please Note that a speech target is whatever speech or language skills that kids can say or do correctly some of the time. These are appropriate skills to practice. An example of a speech target is having kids listen to “minimal pair words” and judging which word has their “speech target”. “Minimal pair” words differ by only one sound, which also changes the meaning of each word, i.e. “spin” versus “pin” or “shine” versus “sign”.
If you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to email me at Keri@myspeechparty.com.
Keri Vandongen, R.SLP with www.myspeechparty.com