Help Them Grow

To learn is to grow.

Our speech and language kits make learning fun, meaningful and interactive . Parents and educators are provided with teaching strategies to support the child’s growth in a no-fail, no pressure manner. Each kit is designed to be used at 3 levels of difficulty so that children can grow, grow and grow again! When all 3 levels have been mastered, additional extension ideas and materials are available for each kit allowing you and the child to create new language learning targets. The possibilities are endless!

Planting the speech and language seeds...

Watch your child grow:

Little Seeds

  • I’m just getting started

  • I don’t really understand

  • I need lots of help to get this right

Little Sprouts

  • I am starting to understand now

  • I need a bit help most of the time

  • Sometimes I get this right on my own

Growing Vines

  • I really understand this now

  • I usually get this right on my own

  • I’m ready for the next step

Help your child understand:

Tiny Seeds

  • Start with fewer objects

  • Speak slowly, emphasize key words, repeat at least once or twice

  • Point to the objects, use gestures or show the picture as you describe what to do

Little Sprouts

  • Add more objects from the kit but maybe
    not all of them

  • Speak at a regular rate but continue to stress key words; repeat if necessary

  • Reduce the use of visual supports

Growing Vines

  • Use all of the objects in the kit

  • Speak as you normally would; repeat only if asked to

  • Try using new or more difficult words or longer sentences

Help your child speak:

Tiny Seeds

  • Provide lots of time for your child to gather their thoughts (and words)

  • Do your best to follow their intended message even if it wasn’t said correctly to build their confidence as a speaker

  • Repeat what your child said as you arrange the objects, but add some words or fix the grammar if need be, so they hear a better way of saying it

Little Sprouts

  • Keep providing wait time

  • Clarify or get missing information, when needed, but offer the “answers” (i.e. Do you mean the big bear or the little bear?)

  • Continue to repeat what your child said as you arrange the objects but make it longer and/or more grammatically correct, if possible, so they hear a more concise or accurate way to say something

Growing Vines

  • Be aware of how quickly your child can formulate instructions or sentences now; does it seem fast and easy for them?

  • Clarify or get missing information, when needed, but don’t offer the “answers” (i.e. What size did you say?)

  • Take advantage of any “communication breakdowns” to discuss what went wrong – did the speaker or listener make a mistake?  Discuss ways to fix this in order to communicate better next time. 

See it in action.

Level 1 Visual Supports

Download and print this visual support to give children additional information if needed.

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Level 2 Visual Supports

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Level 3 Visual Supports

Download and print this visual support to give children additional information if needed.

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