I love Monica Wellington’s books! Excited that her publisher sent me these three books to add to my OMazing Kids library. Lots of fun possibilities for targeting goals in speech therapy:
* Firefighter Frank board book (smaller size and sturdy pages make board books especially easy to incorporate side-by-side with AAC; lots of great opportunities for verbs: work, wash, visit, sit, cook, eat, slide, jump, climb, go, run, spray, rescue, sleep; adjectives: clean, fast, tall, hungry, tired; prepositions: at, in, out, down, up, off; and additional core vocabulary for AAC users: is, ready, when)
* Mr. Cookie Baker (lots of great opportunities for verbs: make, count, measure, mix, roll, cut, bake, decorate, come, show, sell, close; adjectives: early, delicious, colored, hungry, proud, crowded; and additional core vocabulary for AAC users: get, make, for, out, with, in)
* Truck Driver Tom (lots of great opportunities for verbs: drive, look, haul, work, honk, stretch, fill, cross, arrive, deliver, order, eat, meet, sleep; adjectives: big, fresh, fast, slow, bumpy, busy, crowded, hungry, tired; prepositions: off, on, in, down, over, through, around, up; and additional core vocabulary for AAC users: to, for, done)
Of course I also love to expand themes using toys & apps. Here are some faves to go with these themes:
Imaginext Fire Truck Playset by Fisher Price
Free printable kids yoga cards: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Firefighter-Yoga-2781763
Free printables & craft ideas: https://www.kidssoup.com/activity/firefighter-and-fire-safety-activities-lessons-and-crafts
Brave Fireman HD: Educational Puzzle Game for Kids by iAppsTeam
Tiny Firefighters: Police & Firefighters for Kids by wonderkind GmbH
Jobi’s Fire Station by Yellephant Co., Ltd.
Fire Truck by Good Glue
Do Your Part, Be Fire Smart by Positive Promotions
Kids Vehicles: Emergency – Police, Fire & Rescue by Yaycom s.c.
Cookies / Baking:
Melissa & Doug Slice and Bake Cookie Set:
Cookie Doodle by Shoe the Goose
Shiny Bakery by Shiny Things
Easy-Bake Treats! by Hasbro, Inc.
My Little Cook: I bake delicious cakes by Kids’ Mania
Max & Ruby Bunny Bake Off by CUPCAKE DIGITAL INC
Happy Bakery Funny Game by BieMore Co., Ltd.
Green Toys Dump Truck: https://www.amazon.com/Green-Toys-Dump-Truck-5512757/dp/B001Q3KU9Q
Super Nano Trucks by Bughouse
Big City Vehicles – Cars and Trucks for Kids by The Melody Book
Kids Vehicles: City Trucks & Buses HD for the iPad by Yaycom s.c.
ToyBrush 3D – Cars, Planes, Trucks and More by Croco Studio
I Like Trucks Picture Book for Kids by Innovative Investments Limited
Angela Moorad, MS, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist & Kids Yoga Teacher
Founder of OMazing Kids, LLC – inclusive wellness & educational activities for kids of all abilities
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Angela Moorad is the founder of OMazing Kids, LLC and is an ASHA certified & licensed pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist and Kids Yoga Teacher with 27 years experience working in a variety of settings (early intervention, schools, teletherapy & a nonprofit pediatric rehab hospital for children with developmental disabilities). She is an app beta tester for educational & therapeutic app developers and loves sharing info about great apps, products, books & toys to use with kids of all abilities.