Thanksgiving Language Therapy Exercises

Thanksgiving Language Therapy Exercises

The holiday season is a busy time of year for many families. However, with the hustle and bustle of planning and visiting with friends and family, the importance of everyday tasks must not be forgotten. If your child is undergoing language therapy in Maine, keeping up with the treatment program is imperative to their progression. With parent coaching over the holidays, programs can be incorporated into fun activities. Here are a few ideas to incorporate your child’s language and speech therapy into the holiday season with ease.


Talk about what you see

One of the best ways to develop expressive language skills is to describe what you see or taste! Have your child fill a plate of foods of their choice. Sit with them and discuss why they chose the selection of food that they did. Was it the color or the texture? Perhaps it was the smell? Further your conversation by discussing what they taste. A few great adjectives for the Thanksgiving season could include:

  • Crunchy
  • Juicy
  • Sour
  • Sweet
  • Chewy


Play the ABC game

A great way to build on communication skills involved with memory is the ABC game. However, keep in mind that this may be overwhelming for some children, and judgment is needed on whether or not this level is appropriate. Stressing your child out with a game that’s intended to be fun will work in the opposite direction. One of the first considerations is whether or not your child can recite the alphabet with ease, as this is the foundation of the game.

Taking turns with two or more people, work your way through the alphabet stating a Thanksgiving-themed word that begins with the corresponding letter. Each player starts at “A” and adds their word onto the next ending letter. For example: A apple, B broccoli, C carrots, D doorbell, etc.


Let them help

With the numerous tasks at hand on Thanksgiving day, letting the little ones help will not only teach them responsibility, but it can encourage organization and problem solving skills that are crucial for cognitive-communication disorders. Ask your child to help set the table, gather bowls and dishes that could hold “all of the corn,” or create place settings for each of the guests.


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For more information on language therapy in Maine for your child, contact the team at Watch Me Shine. Our mission is to help children achieve their highest potential by providing them with a supportive learning environment while nurturing their individual needs. Call us today at (207) 990-0162. From all of us here at Watch Me Shine, we wish you and your family a safe and happy holiday season!

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