Websites for Speech and Language Activities



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Websites for Speech and Language Activities

Collected by Speech-Language Pathologists
in Bethel, CT Public Schools




DISCLAIMER: Although the games are free, please be aware that some sites may be commercial sites that sell products. The district does not specifically endorse any of the sites that it links to.

Parent Information


Language Resources for Kids

Parent Information

General Speech and Language


American Speech-Language-Hearing Association - http://www.asha.org/

Connecticut State Department of Education Eligibility Guidelines (the following are all PDF documents):



Guidelines for Speech and Language Programs

Guidelines for Identification and Education of Children and Youth with Autism 

Guidelines for Assistive Technology

Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities

Special Education Resource Center (SERC)

http://www.speechteach.com - A site full of useful speech therapy information for both parents and speech therapists. Includes lots of links to other speech therapy sites (college sites, companies, professional organizations and other related sites.)

Preschoolers: Learning and Other Disabilities http://www.kidsource.com/kidsource/pages- Links to articles on learning and other disabilities that have information and advice directly relevant to preschool children. Rating system rates each articles as good, very good, or best. .

Caroline Bowen’s site. http://members.tripod.com/Caroline_Bowen/home.html. Contains information for parents and SLPs related to a wide range of speech and language disorders and therapy.

http://www.parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Speech_and_Language/index.html

Say What? - a webquest created by Melissa Perez, a high school teacher, to help students understand speech-language disability. (www.kn.pacbell.com/wired/fil/pages/webspeechime1.html)

Definitions of Speech-Language Disorders http://www.kidsource.com/NICHCY/speech.html

Speech – Verbal Development http://www.kinderstart.com/childdevelopment/speechverbaldevelopment/index.html

Articulation – Questions & Answers http://www.kinderstart.com/frame_for_links.php?redirect=http://www.kidsource.com/ASHA/articulation.html
http://www.hwdsb.on.ca/instructionalservices/support/Internet%20sites.htm – long list of sites for different topics

Learning Disability

http://www.ldonline.org - An interactive guide to learning disabilities for parents, teachers, and children visit

Learning Disabilities Association of America http://www.ldanatl.org/

National Center for Learning Disabilities, http://www.ncld.org/


Guidelines for Identifying Children with Learning Disabilities

Apraxia

http://www.apraxia-kids.org This site contains information, resources, FAQs, News, and an opportunity to network with other interested parents and professionals.

http://www.cesa4.k12.wi.us/programs-services/special/speech/links.htm - apraxia list serve

http://www.apraxia.ca/speech.html - info on apraxia

Stuttering

Stuttering Home Page - Stuttering therapy, stuttering research, essays and poetry by persons who stutter, and areas for kids and teenagers. The Stuttering Homepage provides information on therapy, support, conferences, research and much more. They have links Just for Kids and Just for Teens. http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/stutter.html

Indirect stuttering therapy for young children. http://www.prevent-stuttering.com.

The Stuttering Foundation - http://www.stuttersfa.org/Default.aspx?tabid=187

Stuttering – Questions & Answers http://www.kinderstart.com/frame_for_links.php?redirect=http://www.kidsource.com/ASHA/stuttering.html
The Stuttering Foundation of America is putting several of their videos/DVD's online, including

o Stuttering: For Kids, By Kids (www.stutteringhelp.org/default.aspx?tabindex=486&tabid=496),

o Stuttering and your child, (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=492),

o Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teachers (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=519),

o Stuttering: Straight Talk for Teens (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=491) and

o La Tartamudez y Su Nino (www.stutteringhelp.org/Default.aspx?tabid=536)

ASHA's What is Stuttering - www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/stuttering.htm

National Stuttering Association (NSA) - www.WeStutter.org

British Stammering Association - www.stammering.org

StammeringCentre.org - http://www.stammeringcentre.org

NIDCD - www.nidcd.nih.gov/health/voice/stutter.asp

Word by Word: Understanding Stuttering by MSNBC - www.msnbc.com/onair/nbc/dateline/stutter/default.asp

Hearing and Hearing Impairments

http://www.listen-up.org - This site specializes in information for the deaf and hard-of-hearing

http://www.parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Deaf_and_Hard_of_Hearing/index.html

http://www.babyhearing.org/- basic info for parents on hearing and language acquisition; easy to understand

http://www.audiciondelbebe.org/portada.asp - Spanish version of previous site

http://www.agbell.org/DesktopDefault.aspx - Alexander Graham Bell site, membership encouraged, not as basic as babyhearing site

The Captioned Media Program - a free-loan collection of over 4,000 titles (videos, including some that are streamed and available on-line, available to hearing impaired, their parents, or those who work with them), including lessons in ASL and speech reading. (www.cfv.org)

Matt's Hearing Web Quest - developed for high school students to investigate the causes of hearing loss and develop understanding of students with hearing impairments in the classroom. (http://cehs.unl.edu/mbwichman/webquest/HearingWebquest/webqhome.html)

Central Auditory Processing Disorder

http://home.earthlink.net/~mcoleman/cpdadd.html For information on Central Auditory Processing Disorder and Attention Deficit Disorder visit this site.

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Connecting Young Kids (YAACK) http://aac.unl.edu:16080/yaack/ - This site provides information about Augmentative and Alternative Communication Systems for Young Kids.

http://www.parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Assistive_Technology/index.html

Can a Person Who Can't Speak Still Tell Jokes? is designed to develop understanding of people who use assistive technology (www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/kcalpage.htm)

Assistive Technology WebQuest - a class assignment designed by Angela Anderson and Melody Buckner to research Assistive Technologies (http://dana.ucc.nau.edu/~mjb236/etc547/webquest.html)

Autism Spectrum Disorders

Autism http://www.autism-society.org/

CT Autism Guidelines - http://www.sde.ct.gov/sde/lib/sde/PDF/DEPS/Special/Guidelines_Autism.pdf

Asperger’s Syndrome: http://www.udel.edu/bkirby/asperger/aswhatisit.html Website for Barbara Kirby, founder of the OASIS Web site

http://www.aspergersyndrome.org/ - Online Asperger Syndrome Information & Support (OASIS).

http://www.parentpals.com/gossamer/pages/Autism/index.html

http://www.zacbrowser.com/ ZAC is the first web browser developed specifically for children with autism, and autism spectrum disorders such as Asperger syndrome, pervasive developmental disorders (PDD), and PDD-NOS. We have made this browser for the children - for their enjoyment, enrichment, and freedom. Children touch it, use it, play it, interact with it, and experience independence through ZAC. ZAC is the zone that will permit your child to interact directly with games (a LOT of games) and activities (focused on MANY interests) that cater specifically to kids who display the characteristics of autism spectrum disorders, like impairments in social interaction, impairments in communication, restricted interests and repetitive behavior. ZAC has been an effective tool for kids with low, medium and high functioning autism.

Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) Quest (www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/kautismpage.htm) and If a Kid has Difficulty Learning, Can He or She Get a Job when He or She Grows Up? (www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/klalpage.htm) help children understand a sibling or classmate with autism spectrum disorder or a learning disability

Social Skills Web Quest - a two week quest by Elizabeth Lamb to learn more about skills used in a social skills group and to learn new social skills (http://users.monticello.k12.wi.us/~robelel/Index_files/Webquest/Social%20Skills.htm)

Down Syndrome

National Down syndrome Society http://www.ndss.org/

Word Finding

Diane German’s web site on word finding disorders, http://www.wordfinding.com/

English Learners with Language Disabilities

http://www.bilingualtherapies.com/links.html - info and links for bilingual therapy

Websites (literacy, language arts, science, social studies) for ESL Children in Grades 1–8

http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/differentiating_instructi_lang_94938.php
http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/elementary_sites_ells_71638.php
Explaining BICS and CALP

http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/bics_calp.php


Language Acquisition versus Language Learning http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/language_acquisiti_vs_language_02033.php
Learning Disability or Language Development http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/special_education.php
Preschool Websites

http://wwever.net/inservices/preschool_websites_teachers_01232.php


Stages of Second Language Acquisitions

http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/language_stages.php


Wordless Books

http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/wordless_books.php


Bilingual Parent Volunteers

http://www.everythingesl.net/inservices/bilingualparents.php


Supporting English Language Learners http://www.rif.org/educators/rifexchange/programdescriptions/203_index.mspx
Activities for Practicing the English Language

http://www.literacynet.org/esl/sl-language.html


10 Websites for Learning English

http://www.tu.ac.th/org/litu/salc/20web.htm


White/Black Board Games for Learning English

http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Delphi/1979/games.html#index


http://www.pps.k12.pa.us/AcademicOffice/InstructionalSupport/ESL/ParentResources.asp
A Guide to Websites for Teaching ESL Children

http://www.eslkidstuff.com/LinksMenu.htm

Handbook for Parents of ESL Children

http://72.14.203.104/search?q=cache:aGvsu-UxpfIJ:www.aislusaka.org/application/Secondary_ESL.doc+websites+for+second+language+learners&hl=en&gl=us&ct=clnk&cd=161

Other Disabilities


What Is Fetal Alcohol Syndrome and Why Is It Important for Me to Know about It? is a "prevention" webquest for high school students (www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/kids/kfaspage.htm)
Disability Research WebQuest - designed by Rebecca Evers for college students to learn about specific types of special needs and their educational implications. (http://coe.winthrop.edu/eversr/Chester/disability_webquest_chester.htm)

Language Resources for Kids

Basic Vocabulary (color, basic concepts, emotions)


Curious George's Bus Ride by Houghton Mifflin - http://www.curiousgeorge.com/games/george/game/
Change hats on the people and introduce the concepts big, small, bigger, colors, first , second, third.

Rainbow of Frogs from Meddybemps - http://www.meddybemps.com/9.500.html
Teaches color matching and identification skills

Matching Fish Colors - Meddybemps http://www.meddybemps.com/deepblue/matchfishcolors.html
Teaches color matching.

Stage Hand Puppets http://sunniebunniezz.com/puppetry/stages.htm
Child can make own interactive puppet on line. Encourage use of body part vocabulary words. Talk about feelings with happy and sad puppets. Child can print patterns to make puppets. Encourage expressive vocabulary skills by acting in a puppet show.

Colors and Reading Game http://www.liveandlearn.com/cgame/colors.html#ora1
Have your child read the color word if possible and click on the correct color box. If your child can not read, then use it for color identification and have him/her click on the color that you tell him.

www.dltk-kids.com – Contains activities related to shapes, numbers, alphabet, books…

www.dltk-teach.com – Free printable mini-books, printable resources for ABC’s, 123’s, shapers, colors, sentence sequencing, scissor skills and story sequencing.


www.first-school.ws - Preschool activities and crafts.

Body parts - Apple Corps http://apple-corps.westnet.com/apple_corps.2.html
Children can make silly faces. Have your child identify the body part or object on himself as well as the screen. Ask them what part they picked out.

Spacial Concepts from Meddybemps http://www.meddybemps.com/9.600.html Over, Under, In and Out etc. Pictures of a dog, cat, bird, turtle, and other animals show the various concepts. Ask your child to point to the animal under the ____ or tell you where the dog is. There are even pictures you can print and make into three dimensional characters to practice on real objects in your house. Put the dog under the table, in the box etc.

General Vocabulary

A.Word.A.Day Home Page http://www.wordsmith.org/awad/index.html
Check out today's word and yesterday’s word. It includes the pronunciation and the definition.

Awsome Analogies- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/7146.html
"Figure out why the first pair of words go together so that you can finish the second word pair. For example, "Cat is to MEOW as dog is to is to ______. (bark) "


Awesome Antonyms Match up - Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/jg/44806.html
"Students can develop vocabulary skills by matching words with their opposites. Keep playing more than one game, as there are over 90 antonym word pairs."

Boggle http://www.iwaynet.net/~ggwiz/boggle/
Search for words on a grid and race against the computer.

Doublets Word Puzzles http://thinks.com/puzzles/doublets.htm

Remove and replace a letter from the preceding word so that you always leave a valid word in the chain (more becomes - lore, lose, loss, less).

Enigma Device http://www.wordzap.com/enigma/
Unscramble a popular quotation by swapping letters. The solution appears the following day.

Fake Out! - Houghton Mifflin - http://www.eduplace.com/dictionary/
Vocabulary work - Select a word from the list and match it to the correct definition.

How Puzzling....Franklin Institute ttp://sln.fi.edu/qa96/puzzleindex.html
Many different puzzles- unscrambling, what’s different, rebus messages etc.

Houghton Mifflin Brain Teasers http://www.eduplace.com/math/brain/index.html
Grades 3 through 7.

Language Arts Worksheets from Freeworksheets.com http://www.freeworksheets.com/
Print out worksheets in areas such as antonyms, synonyms, verbs, nouns, and more.

Twosies- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/6979.htm
"Complete the pair of words that often go together. For example, "King and Queen" or "Salt and Pepper". This is a great activity to work on word retrieval skills. If students don't know the word, it may help to give them the first letter, sound, or syllable to aid their retrieval."

Super Synonyms Match up - Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/jg/44798.html

"This game can be used as a speech/language activity focusing on vocabulary development. Students can try to find synonym word pairs.Keep playing, as there are over 60 synonym word pairs."

SUPER SYNONYMS RHYME TIME http://www.quia.com/cb/9116.html Come up with synonyms for the word pairs given. Answers must rhyme. For example, "cranky cat" is a "crabby tabby".

SUPER SYNONYMS MATCH-UP, PART 2 http://www.quia.com/jg/115864.html Play memory by matching up the two words with similar meanings.

SUPER SYNONYMS MATCH-UP, PART 3 (More challenging) http://www.quia.com/jg/133206.html Match words with their synonyms (this level is somewhat harder than the other synonym match-ups)


Thinking Skills from Freeworksheets.com http://www.freeworksheets.com/
Thinking Skills worksheets to print out - Analogies (cold is to hot as fast is to ____, Deductive reasoning, and famous quotes.

Vocabulary puzzles by Syndicate.com http://syndicate.com/index.html Click on any of the contest puzzle descriptions. Rooty Hoot Hoot- multiple Latin and Greek roots, Word Wave-word families, Word Web-single roots, Word Ogees- analogies, SynOpps-synonym/antonyms

Homographs – Quia game by SLP Tracy Boyd - http://www.quia.com/cb/8285.html

Word Find Puzzles http://www.eduplace.com/kids/games/wwf/index.html
Print out puzzles. Find 20 words. Helps child with word matching, visual perception, and reading at word level skills.

Fruit and Vegetable vocabulary Dole's Five A Day Program-fruit and vegetable vocabulary http://www.dole5aday.com/Kids/K_Index.jsp Meet the 5 a day fruit and vegetable characters. Have child point to or name the fruit or vegetable. Have child tell you which one it is - fruit or vegetable.



Vehicles language activity from Meddybemps http://www.meddybemps.com/clockworks/9.4503.html
Mix and match fronts and backs to create thirty-six different Cars and trucks. Ask the child to name the vehicle for expressive vocabulary skills. Talk about the different parts of the vehicle - wheels, front, back, doors, windows, etc. For receptive vocabulary skills, print out the finished vehicles and have the child point to a specific one. Point to the wheels, doors, windows, etc.

What’s My Name Game #1 Quia game by SLP Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/6238.html


What's My Name Game #2 Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/6298.html
"Guess the name of the item that is being described in a given category (categories include fruits, vegetables, vehicles, and furniture). This activity is appropriate for use during speech/language therapy focusing on expressive vocabulary, word retrieval, and making inferences. You may want to type in answers for students who are not strong spellers, as errors with spelling are not counted as correct. "

Quia's Online Autumn Hangman (www.quia.com/hm/1726.html) - an easy version, available in "Flash" or "html" version.



KidsCom Hangman (www.kidscom.com/games/hangman/hangman.html)

Genuine Class Hangman (www.genuineclass.com/games/hangman.html)

ESL Cafe (www.eslcafe.com/hangman) - features animals, plants or general words.

Hangman Games for ESL Students (www.manythings.org/hm) - has many subject choices in both CGI (older) and Flash (newer) versions.

SuperKids hangman (www.superkids.com/aweb/tools/words/hangman) includes idioms, SAT vocabulary words, TV shows from different decades, U.S. Presidents, State Capitals, and much more!

Playaholics (www.hangman.no) in English or Norwegian has three levels of difficulty and an interesting selection of topics, including "frequently misspelled words."

Triumph Hangman (http://triumphpc.com/hangman) uses challenging words and Hangperson (www.cartooncritters.com/hangman.htm) uses shorter words. Both use the same technology and keep score. The second site provides the html script for you to place the hangman activity on your own website.

The Problem Site (www.theproblemsite.com/games/hangman.asp) The vocabularly is not easy! My first word was "approximating."

Bill's Games Hangman (www.billsgames.com/hangman/index.html) allows choice of topic, number of guesses, and a happy face or growing plant as the "hangman." The clinician can even enter a word for the client to "discover." This one rates 4 stars!

Stay Afloat (www.funbrain.com/hangman) has sports stars, Harry Potter book words, geography and science words, and more. It provides additional clues after each wrong guess.

Dolch words Hangman (www.novelgames.com/flashgames/game.swf?id=8)

Bones Hangman (www.teilhard.com/kids/bones.html) where "you diminish the dreams of a sleeping dog" with each incorrect guess.

Dunceinstein (www.wordwithyou.com/hang.html) gives clues but you only get four wrong guesses before you put a Dunce cap on the figure in the chair

Internet Movie Database quiz (http://us.imdb.com/sections/games/quiz) features movie trivia and names of stars. Allows four incorrect guesses.

Guess the Presidents (www.mce.k12tn.net/us_presidents/hangman.htm) does not limit number of guesses. Everyone wins eventually.

Football-related words (www.playfootball.com/games/hangman) For each incorrect guess, a football player looses a piece of clothing, eventually left with only his shorts, helmut and a red face.

Music hangman (www.renoweb.net/rlam/game.htm) gives only one minute to figure out the music-related words.

Mad Libs on the Web (www.penguinputnam.com/static/packages/us/yreaders/madlibs/fun.html)


Dynamite (for MAC) builds a stack of explosives which goes off if you don't guess the phrase quickly enough. (http://mac.iconet.com.br/adnload/206108_84081.html)

Cleft the Spelling Clown (for PC) (www.akidsheart.com/threer/spellclowndes.htm) is a hangman type game that pops balloons. You can add up to 10 spelling lists of your choice.

Grey Olltwit's Hangman (for PC) (www.greyolltwit.com/hangman.html) includes a variety of categories.

Stuttering

Kids' Health - kidshealth.org/kid/feeling/emotion/stuttering.html

Stuttering Home Page (SHP) FAQ for Kids - www.mnsu.edu/dept/comdis/kuster/kids/kidfaq.html

What stuttering looks like - Onset and Development www.d.umn.edu/~cspiller/stutteringpage/onset.htm

What stuttering sounds like - Voices: Past and Present - www.mnsu.edu/comdis/voices/voices.html

What stuttering feels like - Born with a Broken Tongue - www.dmc.dit.ie/martin/

Disfluency - created by Carolyn Wuertz to help a 4th-6th grader understand his stuttering (http://usiweb.usi.edu/students/2003/v_w_x_y_z/wuertz_c/Introduction.html)

Famous Dysfluent Singers - a one-week webquest by Carol Flaherty for 6th-8th graders enrolled in speech therapy. (www.angelfire.com/oh5/stutter/WebSearch.html)

Sometimes I Just Stutter - www.stuttersfa.org/sijs/sijs.htm

Jeremy and the Hippo - www.mnsu.edu/dept/comdis/ISAD3/papers/jeremybook/jeremy1.html

Boo Goodnight to Halloween - www.mnsu.edu/dept/comdis/kuster/kids/boo/index.html

Angel Loves to Talk - www.interactivedesigns.org/nsa-caz/angel.pdf

More Friends for Jackson - www.interactivedesigns.org/nsa-caz/jackson.pdf

Funny Bunny's Better Idea - www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/funnybunny.pdf

Our First Talk about Talking - www.mnsu.edu/dept/comdis/kuster/TherapyWWW/ourfirsttalk.pdf

Articulation


Activities/Games/Ideas for Articulation Therapy (www.angelfire.com/nm2/speechtherapyideas/articgames.html) contains creative therapy ideas for any sound error.

Voycabulary (www.voycabulary.com) makes words on any web page into links to various dictionaries. Choosing the Merriman-Webster on-line dictionary, provides audio files of pronunciation for each word. For example, create a web page of /r/ words for home practice or use one by Jennifer Christy (http://clow.ipsd.org/academics_speech_at-home_r-list.html).

by Lonn Swanson (www.quia.com/pages/speechersclass.html)

by Tracy Boyd (www.quia.com/pages/havemorefun.html)

For R sounds:

Articulation skills - r blends- Initial position- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/jg/47363.html "Match words containing /r/ blends or complete a word search."

Articulation skills - r - Initial position- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/jg/62500.html" Play memory/concentration with words that begin with the /r/ sound or complete a word search. "

Articulation skills - r -medial position- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/hm/16905.html "Play hangman and guess the words with the "er" sound somewhere in the middle. "

Articulation skills - r -final position- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/jg/47363.html "Match words containing /ar/ in the middle or at the end, or complete a word search. Have fun! "

The Sounds of Spoken English (www.uiowa.edu/%7Eacadtech/phonetics/#) - choose the liquid consonant /r/ and the central monothong vowels - stressed and unstressed "er"

EdHelper /r/ (www.edhelper.com/phonics/Consonants12.htm) and "er" (www.edhelper.com/phonics/Vowels11.htm) sound pictures, sentences, and worksheets.

John's /r/ word search - (www.thepotters.com/puzzles/rwords.html)

Vocabulary quiz - /r/ words from Activities for ESL Students (http://a4esl.org/q/h/al-r-lb.html)

Vowel + r flash cards and handout set (www.mes-english.com/phonics/rcontrolled.php)

A story for /r/ (www.speechtx.com/emergent/consonant_r.htm)

Racer Rabbit Rummy by Amy Strommer (http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec670/Cardboard/Card/R/RacerRabbit.html)

Say It Right (www.sayitright.org/free-stuff.html) makes some r-related materials freely available: AIR Initial Game Board, AIR Initial Game Board Directions, /r/ Progress Chart, and /r/ Achievement Certificate

Tongue Twisters


Tongue Twisters provide opportunity for practicing alliteration.

Tongue Twister Database (www.geocities.com/Athens/8136/tonguetwisters.html)

Tongue Twisters from The Children's Stomping Ground (www.oink.demon.co.uk/fun/tt/tonguet.htm)

The International Collection of Tongue Twisters (www.uebersetzung.at/twister/index.htm)

Mouth Workout (www.elfs.com/MM5%20menu.html) provides tongue twisters loaded with specific problem sounds.

Long list of tongue twisters for all grades (www.lessonplanspage.com/LAOTongueTwistersCollectionK6.htm)


Idioms


Interesting Idioms - Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/7374.html
"See if you can come up with the last word of each idiom. An idiom is an expression such as, "Put your foot in your mouth", "rock the boat", and "his bark is worse than his bite". Each correct answer earns 100 points."

Categorizing


Name the Category Game #1 - Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/6309.html
"Read the 3 items and decide on what category they belong to. All answers are just one word. This activity is appropriate to use during speech/language therapy focusing on expressive language and vocabulary. Have fun!!! ."

Name the Category Game #2- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/cb/6309.html

"Read the 3 items and decide on what category they belong to. All answers are just one word. This activity is appropriate to use during speech/language therapy focusing on expressive language and vocabulary. Have fun!!! ."


Which One Doesn't Belong?- Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/pop/5125.html
"Figure out which word does not go with the others. There are over 70 problems in all, so keep playing. Have fun! ."

Alphabet and Spelling


Spelling Game-Funbrain.com http://www.funbrain.com/spell/index.html
Check easy or Hard words. The computer will give your child four words with one mispelled. He/she must pick the word that is spelled wrong. You could then have them spell it correctly on their own paper.

Activities by the Letter http://www.thepotters.com/ltrain/activities.html
Practical ideas from Karen Potter for parents to teach every letter of the alphabet.

Alphabet animals http://www.infostuff.com/kids/a.htm
Colorful animals in each letter of the alphabet from infostuff.com. Have your child tell you what letter each animal begins with.


Alphabet Story by a father (Rolando Merino) for his son http://www.pacificnet.net/~cmoore/alphabet/index.htm
An alphabet story with animated pictures.

General Language


http://www.speechtx.com
Comment- lots of good speech therapy game ideas and downloadable resources.

http://members.tripod.com/Freida_vanStaden/SLP.htm
Comment - A wonderful site written by a Speech-Language Pathologist.
Lots of useful resources including a top 10 resources list, worksheets, games, and stories written by children along with lots more.

Animated Picture Book by Live and Learn http://www.liveandlearn.com/animate.html

Opposites-5 pictures good for improving reading and language skills. Try to do the opposites in real life after viewing the pictures. For example, make the airplane go up and then down, make the car go fast and then slow etc.


Cardboard Cognition. http://edweb.sdsu.edu/courses/edtec670/Cardboard/cardboardcognition.html
Teachers in grades K-12 designed over 200 board and card games in all subject areas. Students will have fun making as well as playing the games.

Wacky Web Tales- Houghton Mifflin Company http://www.eduplace.com/tales/
Student has to type a requested word (noun, adjective, verb, plural, past tense etc.) that will eventually become part of a silly story. They can read the finished story. If the student can not read or type, then have them tell you the word they want.

Sequencing Fun - Quia games by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd http://www.quia.com/pages/sequencingfun.html
"To play the games, type in numbers to put the events in the correct order. Before and/or after each game, have students explain how to do the activity in their own words."

William Willya's Games http://www.willya.com/ww/choose_g.htm
Fill in the blank rhyming game and matching pictures game

FACT OR OPINION? GAME #1 (QUIZ) http://www.quia.com/jq/24723.html Determine if statements express a fact or opinion.

FACT OR OPINION? GAME #2 http://www.quia.com/pop/12709.html

I Spy http://www.scholastic.com/ispy/play/index.asp
Name an object and have child find it. Describe the object and have the child find it. Name the function or the category of the object and have the child find it. Take turns and ask your child to name the object, describe the object, or give the function or category of the object for you to find.

Judy and David's Online Songbook http://judyanddavid.com/

Singing songs is a wonderful activity to encourage expressive language skills, memorization, and use of gestures not to mention just plain having fun. Don't worry if you can't carry a tune. Find the songs you used to sing as a child and carry on the tradition.

Language Resources Free Demo http://www.elr.com.au/demo.htm

Sentence Meaning #1: Same or Different? http://www.quia.com/pop/12375.html Read the 2 sentences and determine if their meanings are the same or different.

Sentence Meaning #2: Same or Different? http://www.quia.com/pop/12380.html

Sentence Meaning #3: Same or Different? http://www.quia.com/pop/12381.html

Sentence Meaning #4: Same or Different?? http://www.quia.com/pop/12555.html

Sentence Meaning #5: Same or Different? http://www.quia.com/pop/12605.html

Sentence or Fragment GAME #1 http://www.quia.com/pop/13222.html Determine if what you read is a complete sentence or a sentence fragment.

Sentence or Fragment? GAME #2 http://www.quia.com/pop/13224.html


What's Different and Match em up - Kidscom http://www.kidscom.com/orakc/Mousers/mouse.html
Enhance your child's visual recognition and memory skills. Have them click on the feature that is different and verbalize that difference in What's Different. Have them try to match the objects under the squares like concentration in Match em up.

Winnie the Pooh and Friends http://www.worldkids.net/pooh/100aker.html Have your child try to find a specific place on the map. Click on that place and read a short Winnie the Pooh story. Ask your child to identify the characters and say their names.

WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, WHY ? http://www.quia.com/pop/9496.html Read the sentence and select the correct answer.

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? WH-QUESTIONS, GAME #1 http://www.quia.com/rr/9433.html Answer Wh- questions about the sentences you read, and you could "win" a million bucks!

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? WH-QUESTIONS, Game #2 http://www.quia.com/rr/9436.html

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? WH-QUESTIONS, GAME #3 http://www.quia.com/rr/9651.html

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? WH- QUESTIONS, GAME #4 http://www.quia.com/rr/9663.html

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE? WH-QUESTIONS, GAME #5 http://www.quia.com/rr/9667.html

Grammar Is This Sentence Correct #1 - Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd

"Read the sentence and answer "yes" or "no" depending on if the sentence is grammatically correct or not. Teachers: If a sentence is not correct, have the students change the sentence to make it correct (to be done orally before selecting yes or no)."


Grammar Is This Sentence Correct #2 - Quia game by Speech Language Pathologist Tracy Boyd
"Read the sentence and answer "yes" or "no" depending on if the sentence is grammatically correct or not. Teachers: If a sentence is not correct, have the students change the sentence to make it correct (to be done orally before selecting yes or no)."

Unforgettable Grammar - designed by Sheila Pressler for 7th/8th grade language arts (http://wneo.org/WebQuests/TeacherWebQuests/Grammar/grammar.htm)



Yahooligan Jokes (http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/content/jokes/)

Phonological Awareness, Phonics, Reading and Literacy


www.starfall.com – Alphabet, pre-reading, early reading.

Phonics worksheets from freeworksheets.com http://www.freeworksheets.com
Print out phonics worksheets for 5 to 7 year olds in the areas of blends, digraphs, consonants, vowels, misc.

Reading worksheets from freeworksheets.com http://www.freeworksheets.com
Print out reading worksheets for 6 to 8 year olds in the areas of reading comprehension, sight words, and rhyming.

Electric Postcard Card Rack http://postcards.www.media.mit.edu/Postcards/cardrack.html
Practice letter writing and reading skills by sending a postcard to a friend.

www.getreadytoread.org – Suggestions for building literacy skills of preschool children.

BEAR TIME http://www.beartime.com/ Follow the adventures of two mischievous teddy bears.
original, illustrated stories, songs, poems, coloring pages, picture book reviews,

 space for kids to share their own art work and stories.

Phonological Awareness & Literacy skills http://pals.virginia.edu/Virginia/Activities/

Stories – New stories weekly http://www.wondervista.com

Syllable Counting http://www.quia.com/pop/5909.html

http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/home.html - extensive list of rhymes, books, activities to use

http://www.literacycenter.net/lessonview_en.htm - very basic pre reading activities with colors, numbers, letters

http://trainland.tripod.com/pecs.htm

http://www.speech-language-therapy.com/txresources.html - lists of pictures for articulation

http://www.learningplanet.com/act/fl/aact/index.asp - need membership to access many of the activities and worksheets

http://www.mnsu.e/comdis/kuster4/part73.html - ASHA list of rhymes and tongue twisters

http://www.snaithprimary.eril.net/nursery.htm - making sentences with written words on computer

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~pfa/dreamhouse/nursery/reading.html - talks about effective techniques for reading to children

Sense of Story


http://content.scholastic.com/browse/article.jsp?id=2994 – story map printout

http://www.hubbardscupboard.org/printable_booklets.html#WordFamilyBooklets – list of word family booklets

http://www.kennedy-center.org/multimedia/storytimeonline/alexander.html - online story

http://www.dltk-teach.com/books/brownbear/index.htm - activities to use with Brown Bear, Brown Bear


Nursery Rhymes


Mother Goose Rebus Rhymes - Enchanted Learning Software http://www.enchantedlearning.com/Rhymes.html

Read nursery rhymes to your child . Have him/or help you by saying the picture. Children with word finding difficulties will find this activity fun due to the repetition and visual aids. Children who stutter may find the rhymes much easier to say.

Rhyme pages (www.EnchantedLearning.com/Rhymes.html) from Enchanted Learning has Word families in nursery rhymes (www.enchantedlearning.com/rhymes/wordfamilies), and a Mother Goose Nursery Rhymes Coloring Book (www.enchantedlearning.com/crafts/books/rhymesbook)

Nursery rhymes for early literacy http://curry.edschool.virginia.edu/go/wil/rimes_and_rhymes.htm

WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE--RHYME TIME VERSION http://www.quia.com/rr/5493.html Select which word out of 4 rhymes with the given word. You could win a million dollars!

The Real Mother Goose by Blanche Fisher Wright, beautiful PDF of this entire classic (www.gutenberg.org/etext/10607) – ebooks to download

Nursery Rhyme Club - PDF files of simple activities to accompany nursery rhymes (www.hdsmag.com/contents.html) – list of activities

Nursery Rhymes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nursery_rhyme)

Preschool Fingerplays, Action Poems, Nursery Rhymes and Songs (www.preschoolrainbow.org/preschool-rhymes.htm)

48 Mother Goose and nursery rhyme pages to print out and color (www.niteowl.org/kids/index.html)

Our Favorite Nursery Rhymes includes music and pictures to color. (www.snaithprimary.eril.net/rindex.htm)

Children's Songs - lyrics and midi format (www.theteachersguide.com/ChildrensSongs.htm)

Nursery Rhymes - midi format (www.nursery-rhymes.info)

Rhymes grouped by theme (www-personal.umich.edu/%7Epfa/dreamhouse/nursery/rhymes.html)

Additional Rhyme Activities and Materials


Annie's Rhyme Time - answer the riddle with a two-word rhyme (http://teacher.scholastic.com/annie/index.asp)

Rhyming Picture Cards (www.kizclub.com/rhymes.html)

Word Families and Rhyming Words (aslp.byu.edu/BCulatta/projectcall/rhymewordslist.html)

Rhyme Zone (www.rhymezone.com) has a rhyming dictionary, quizzes, quotations, and more. Check the Mother Goose feature to find your favorite nursery rhymes (www.rhymezone.com/g/goose)



Jump rope jingles (www.aacs.wnyric.org/donius/jump_rope/rhymes.html) and Jump rope jingles (www.garrard.k12.ky.us/traditions/projects/claps/claps.htm)

Numbers and Math


Abacus http://www.ee.ryerson.ca:8080/~elf/abacus/
The art of calculating with beads. Operate the abacus by clicking on the beads.

A+ Math http://www.aplusmath.com/
Fun games to learn facts through bingo, concentration, and hidden pictures.

Fresh Baked Fractions by Funbrain http://www.funbrain.com/fract/
Funbrain will show four fractions. Click on the fraction that is not equal to the others. Levels easy to difficult.

Helping Your Child Learn Math-U.S. Dept. of Education http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Math/
Math Activities for 5 -13 years of age.

Mathematics Center -Houghton Mifflin Company http://www.eduplace.com/math/index.html
Brainteasers in math for grades 3-7

Math Forum: Ask Dr. Math - Elementary School Level http://forum.swarthmore.edu/dr.math/drmath.elem.html

A question and answer service for K-12 math students. Have your child try to solve a problem by looking at others questions and Dr. Math's answers.


Math skills by Live and Learn http://www.liveandlearn.com/mgame/game.html#1upto10
Number identification and counting from 1-10

Math worksheets from freeworksheets.com http://www.freeworksheets.com/
Math worksheets that you can print out in all areas such as addition and subtraction, multiplication, less than greater than, percents, money, telling time.

Change Maker Game-FUNBRAIN http://www.funbrain.com/cashreg/index.html
Money skills. Figure out how many of each bill or coin that you expect to get back when you pay for something. For example, if something costs $3.75 and you pay with a five dollar bill, you would expect back one quarter and one dollar bill.

Click on Bricks http://tqjunior.advanced.org/3896/index2.htm
These pages will help you practice and learn your multiplication facts from 1 to 4. These pages use bricks to show arrays, and include 16 practice problems.

Count the fish on Weebit Cuckoos Fish Counter - Meddybemps http://www.meddybemps.com/deepblue/count01.html
Counting fish 1-10

Flash Cards for Kids! http://www.edu4kids.com/

Math Baseball http://www.funbrain.com/math/index.html
Learn math facts and pick level of difficulty while playing a fun game of baseball.

Line jump game http://www.funbrain.com/linejump/
FunBrain will show you a number line and a math question. Click on the number line at the correct answer to the question. Levels from easy to very difficult.

Count the pink Bunnies Story written by a father (Rolando Merino) for his son http://www.magickeys.com/books/count/index.html Count the bunnies 1-11.


Basketball Math from the Science Academy http://www.scienceacademy.com/BI/
Clicking any of the questions in the Table of Contents will result in the presentation of a mathematics question and animation. If the question is answered correctly, the result will be a basketball shot animation; incorrect responses yield the correct answer. Grades 4 through adult levels.

Seussville Games-Maze, dot to dot, and Oh Say Can You Say? http://www.randomhouse.com/seussville/games/
Print out dot to dot and maze. These are good for number concepts, visual perceptual skills and developing attention to tasks. Have child read or repeat Oh Say Can You Say game. This is a good articulation or fluency exercise. Have famous quotes.

Science, History and Art


Discovery Online http://www.discovery.com
It has history, nature, exploration, science technology categories.

Environmental Quiz-B.C. http://www.teraplanning.com/cgi-bin/QuizBC.cgi
Multiple choice questions about the environment with beautiful piotures.

Fun Stuff - Royal Ontario Museum http://www.rom.on.ca/
Family games and quizzes

Inside Art: An Art History Game http://www.eduweb.com/insideart/index.html
Explore a painting from inside out by Web Adventures.

Leonardo Home Page http://www.mos.org/sln/Leonardo/LeoHomePage.html
Fun information on Leonardo Di Vinci.

Helping Your Child Learn Science- U.S. Dept. of Education http://www.ed.gov/pubs/parents/Science/index.html
Many fun activities to do at home that will also increase language skills.

Paper airplane - The best paper airplane in the world! http://www.zurqui.com/crinfocus/paper/airplane.html

Practice following directions for a great end result. Then study about airplanes and what makes them fly.


Animal Resources at Seaworld http://www.seaworld.org/
Have your child practice reading about a specific animal. Ask them about the facts they read and/or have them write a brief synopsis about the animal. If your child can not read, ask them to name the animal and describe it.

Great Plant Escape http://www.aces.uiuc.edu/uplink/gpe/
Designed to introduce students to plant science and increase their understanding of how foods grow. Activities enhance student's math, science, language arts, social studies, music and art.

National Wildlife Federation Games http://www.nwf.org/kids/
General information about animals presented in a fun way with riddles, matching the body parts, and more.

A. Pintura: Art Detective-Educational Web Adventures http://www.eduweb.com/pintura/
Learn about art work in a fun interactive way by solving a mystery.

General Education

Free worksheets, fun activities for children http://www.freeworksheets.com


Houghton Mifflin Education Place http://www.eduplace.com/index.html
Pre-k, Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science

www.pbskids.org – Activities related to shows on TV.

www.sesameworkshop.org – Activities and info related to Sesame Street.

Funschool.com - http://funschool.com/


It has over 300 games for grades K-6 such as Concentration, Difference games, Monster Numbers, Big Brain Games and What's Wrong. Do addition, subtraction, multiplication, division problems according to 0 to 9, 10-99, 99 to 999. Choose 2 to 10 numbers in length.

Enchanted Learning – www.enchantedlearning.com


Educational games for elementary students http://www.primarygames.com



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