Fishing For “Sh” My preschoolers excitedly dropped their lines in our fishing hole and pulled in plenty of final “sh” practice. “Little fish, big fish. One fish, two fish. Who has more fish?” I believe little ones learn best when they play, move and use their imagination. Articulation practice doesn’t have to ... Glimpses
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Fishing For “Sh”
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Glimpses   |   May 01, 2018
Fishing For “Sh”
The ASHA Leader, May 2018, Vol. 23, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23052018.8
The ASHA Leader, May 2018, Vol. 23, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.23052018.8
My preschoolers excitedly dropped their lines in our fishing hole and pulled in plenty of final “sh” practice. “Little fish, big fish. One fish, two fish. Who has more fish?”
I believe little ones learn best when they play, move and use their imagination. Articulation practice doesn’t have to be boring. We create lots of theme-based, hands-on experiences—it’s multi-sensory learning that sticks!
Our fishing hole offered plenty of opportunities to target language goals, too. Have you been fishing before? Tell us about it. We answered “wh” questions and categorized. Where do fish live? What other animals live in the water? We compared fish, counted fish and described fish. Then we snacked on colored goldfish crackers and, of course, snuck in some more practice: red fish, green fish, blue fish.
A magnet, dowel rod and paper clips are easy, cheap and always child-pleasers. To make your own fishing hole, grab a cardboard box, dress it a bit with paper cattails, and you are ready to go. Happy fishing!
About me:
I work in a small Texas school district, with children ages 3 to fourth grade. I co-created and provide an intensive speech and language preschool program in two-hour sessions for groups of up to 10 children. I also work in a local hospital with adults. I share about engaging speech treatment ideas, activities and what’s happening in my speech room on my blog, Speech Sprouts.
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