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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Preschool Speech and Language

If you're like me, you love using themes in your speech therapy sessions!
Despite the fact that I'm on summer break, I can't resist getting materials ready for next school year. Not to mention... here in Ohio, it's kind of rainy and overcast right now. Boo. Since you can't find this preggo lady floating in the pool today, whale style, I figured I'd tell you about my newest packets instead.

Each packet contains a specific theme (shown above: transportation), and targets receptive language, expressive language, articulation, and phonological awareness. Included is (1) flip book, (1) parent letter, (1) Vocabulary Match Up worksheet, and (1) open-ended Articulation Worksheet.

The flip book targets skills such as:
  • Basic Wh Questions
  • Basic Concepts
  • Following Directions
  • Grammar & Forming Sentences
  • Describing
  • Phonological Awareness


These packets would be great for both individual and small group therapy sessions! The flip books are very easy to assemble, and the entire packet is low ink.

Shown in the pictures above are my Community Helpers packet and my Transportation packet. You can check out the link to all of the Preschool Print & Go Speech and Language Packets here. Many more themed packets are in the works!
Here's to hoping the weather improves tomorrow! Happy summer!

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Baby Shower

We're eagerly awaiting the arrival of baby boy in this household! It seemed so long ago that my family and close friends were discussing plans for my baby shower, but it finally came and went! I thought I would share some memories from the special day.
The morning began with a hair appointment, followed by a quick maternity photoshoot. My sister is such a talented photographer, and I'm so excited to see the pictures after she's had a chance to edit them!
My awesome friend Eileen hosted, and put together a very special "Harry Potter-themed" day to celebrate my little one! It was so perfect and laid-back.
Another friend of mine that attended was gracious enough to let me share some of her photos from the fun event!
We had a onesie-and-bib decorating station. Guests got to draw with fabric and puffy paints directly onto the bibs and onesies, and I have to say, we have some pretty talented ladies that attended! Pictured is the onesie that won the prize for favorite (although of course I loved them all!)

Our little boy was showered with gifts and love...

Grandma created some pretty cool decorations...

Eileen put together this awesome display. I can't wait to hang up the poster in Nathan's bedroom- and I'll admit, I'm still eating the "Whizzing Worms". I'm secretly glad those didn't all get eaten.

My amazing hostess also put together this super creative "DIY photo booth" station. Not pictured: selfie stick, along with hashtags you could use for uploading on to social media. I had to get my little wizard in on the fun in this photo (not taken with the selfie stick ;-)!)

The event ended with the hubs coming to loads the presents into the car. We completed part 2 of the maternity photo shoot on this location so he could be in some pictures as well, but had to end quickly due to the rain!
All in all, it was a wonderful day, and the perfect way to celebrate the fact that this mama-to-be is only about 2 months away from meeting her favorite muggle of all!