Monday, November 16, 2009

Toys/Games for Language Stimulation in Preschoolers

This holiday season choose toys and games that will help your preschooler get ready for a lifetime of learning! Here are some suggestions to help your preschooler with language development from our pediatric speech and language pathologists.

1. Cat in the Hat - I Can Do That! $18.39

  • Good for teaching direction following!
2. Cranium Cariboo $21.99

  • Good pre-reading/literacy game, incorporates beginning sounds/letters, shapes, colors, numbers, concepts (“empty/full, not”)
3. Hasbro Candy Land Castle Game $15.97

  • Good for simple matching, concepts (“same/different”)
4. Hi Ho Cherry-O $12.29

  • Good for teaching 1:1 counting, concepts (“more/most, some/all”)
5. Go Away Monster $11.58

  • Very simple matching game
6. Melissa & Doug Best Friends Forever Deluxe Magnetic Dress-Up $24.92

  • Good for those who need work with descriptive words (“pretty, long”) or boy/girl pronouns
7. Lucky Ducks $22.92

  • Simple color matching, concepts (“same/different, more/most”)

Note: All toys were available at as of November 2009. Please note that not all toys will be appropriate for your child and are dependent upon his/her developmental level.

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