• Homework

    Monthly speech and language activity calendars are provided for practice ideas.  Specific speech and languge practice activities are provided throughout the school year to support your child's development.


    Children can enter and exit the program at any time during the school year.  Sometimes children work at home with a Home Program and visit Mrs. Pugnali intermittently to collect new materials for practice.

           Speech Language Ideas to Try  
    *Name objects in your home or daily routine and talk about how they can be 
    grouped.  Name animals, foods, transportation, sports, toys jobs, tools.  
    Talk about the name and the function of the item.
    *Play clue games where you give the clue and the child guesses the item. Let 
    your child give the clue and try to guess the item.
    *Tell stories about sets of toys such as dinosaurs, dolls, trucks, farms.  
    Model the ideas for your child and ask them to add to the story.  Make up a 
    new ending each time or retell familiar stories.
    *Try Science activities that observe nature or animals.  Keep a log. Draw 
    pictures. Name or classify items.
    *Count objects around the house.  Look for items that you have the most of 
    and the least of.
    *Read to your child.  Share familiar books.  Look for new books at the 
    library.  Ask your child to retell the story.  Look for the beginning, middle 
    and end of the story.  Ask your child what they would do if they were one of 
    the characters.
    *Cook together, build a model or work on a project that has steps.  Talk 
    about what you do first, second, third...what happens next?
    *Pretend to do different sports or actions and have the child guess what is 
    happening.  Ask your child to pretend and try to guess the idea.
    *Spend time each day listening and talking to each other.  Talk about all the 
    different feelings that a person may have in different situations.  Talk 
    about alternative ways to handle new or challenging situations.  Role play or 
    practice how to behave in different situations.
    *Enjoy the unique way that your child communicates.  Your child’s 
    communication skills have been developing at such a rapid rate since birth.  
    Your child is building a foundation of communication skills that support 
    conversation and academic development during their education in the primary 
    Enjoy each step!