While it’s not quite a winter wonderland outside, the temperatures are reminding us it’s winter! With rain and more chilly temps coming up this weekend, here are some fun, easy activities to work on speech and language goals while staying inside. Indoor Winter themed activities: Melting snowmen – We’ve been having fun this all week.…

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It’s a race to get the holiday shopping done in  time this  year!  In time for Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday, here is your Building Blocks Holiday Gift Guide!  It gets harder each year, as many of our prior year recommendations are still good games and activities to recommend.  Therefore, I decided…

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner and many days off from school, read below for ways to get prepared for visitors coming to town AND work on your speech and language goals.  While we may be inclined to send the kids away during prep time, there are many ways to include the kids in Thanksgiving…

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A favorite activity during ALL 4 seasons is making slime. My favorite recipe involves only 3 ingredients and takes on more of the consistency of putty.  This is important for  a few reasons. One, I find it’s less messy/gooey, so parents and teachers are more tolerant if I’m introducing this into their classroom or home.…

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With Washington in the World Series for the 1st time since 1933 (as the Senators), it is time to Play ball!  We are taking a short break from all things Halloween and incorporating some baseball themed activities into our speech therapy this week. Read on for movement breaks, crafts, and books, to get you more…

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WHO’S IN THE HAUNTED HOUSE? This week we are having fun exploring “Who’s in the Haunted House?”.  Haunted houses are a great way to work on expressive and receptive language.  This one on the left took a little more time to create, but the drawing on  the right is a much simpler way to do…

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With October here, it’s all Halloween all month long! Our first fun activity is making mixed up monsters. This is a great activity for a  little creativity and imagination! It can also address descriptive language or receptive language. There is a little bit of prep work for this activity, as a variety of different shaped…

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With back to school upon us, it’s time to switch gears from summer relaxation mode to over-scheduled school mode.  For many parents that means reducing the amount of screen-time allowed over the summer.  This can be a challenge for both parents and kids.  Luckily there are lots of articles and tips out there on being…

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In addition to the flowers and trees blooming, bugs start to make their way into our yards and parks when Spring arrives.  Check out how we’re incorporating bees, bugs, and butterflies into our therapy this Spring! Nature walks or scavenger hunts are a great way to finally get out of the house after the winter!…

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