As a speech-language pathologist, I love holidays for the language-rich opportunities they provide. For starters, my kids reliably arrive to therapy sessions bursting with things to talk about, from Halloween costumes to anticipated candy. And research supports that children learn best when they’re motivated and excited. By incorporating speech-language goals into holiday activities, you can encourage your child’s development in a fun and engaging context. Enjoy these 5 fun ways to build speech and language skills during Halloween fun.
5 Halloween Activities to Practice Speech & Language
Include places you will go, things you will see, and people you will be with. You might even include appropriate phrases your child will use at Halloween (e.g. “Trick-or-Treat” or “I like your costume!”). This activity targets: vocabulary, sequencing, literacy, narrative language, social skills.