“How to Make Reading Fun &

Educational for Children” 

Recorded Parent Training Series

This short video series discusses strategies to make reading fun, engaging, and educational for children and parents for improved language development and parent-child reading experience!

Each talk focuses on how to incorporate language development by a speech therapist modeling the skills through the use of different story books.

Produced and Recorded by Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP at Healthy Speech Solutions

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VIDEO Lecture 1: Story used is "Bonaparte Falls Apart"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Bonaparte Falls Apart” for some examples of how to keep your kids engaged.

In this first video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to show enthusiasm when reading aloud
  • How to teach new vocabulary words
  • How to encourage word imitation
  • How to hold a book

and so much more!

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

VIDEO Lecture 2: Story used is "Spooky Wheels on the Bus"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Spooky Wheels on the Bus” by Elizabeth Mills for some examples of how to keep your kids engaged and learning through the use of nursery rhymes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to teach new vocabulary words
  • How to encourage word imitation
  • How to teach basic counting
  • How to teach plurals such as “2 cats”

and so much more.

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

VIDEO Lecture 3: Story used is "Hickory Dickory Dock"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Hickory Dickory Dock” by Sanja Rescek for some examples of how to keep your kids engaged and learning through the use of nursery rhymes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to teach new vocabulary words
  • How to encourage word imitation
  • How to create requesting opportunities to formulate words/sentences
  • How to practice “who, what, where” questions to pictures

and so much more.

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

VIDEO Lecture 4: Story used is "Brown Bear Brown Bear What Do You See"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Brown Bear Brown Bear What do you See” by Eric Carle for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to teach language using very simple books
  • How to teach new vocabulary words
  • How to teach animals and colors
  • How to speak clearer
  • How to teach the adjectives “big, small”

and so much more

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

VIDEO Lecture 6: Story used is "Vehicles"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Vehicles” by Rebecca Weerasekera for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to encourage word imitation
  • How to teach adjectives (i.e. textures, colors)
  • How to teach letter awareness
  • How to practice “who” and “where” questions to pictures

and so much more.

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

VIDEO Lecture 7: Story used is "Little Fish"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Little Fish” by Katie Saunders for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to encourage word imitation
  • How to teach adjectives (i.e. textures, colors)
  • How to teach prepositions (i.e. over, under)
  • How to practice sequencing
  • How to practice retelling a story

and so much more.

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

VIDEO Lecture 8: Story used is "Baby Elephant"

This short talk discusses strategies to make reading fun and educational for children. In fact, using these strategies will make reading more engaging and improve the parent-child reading experience!

The Speech Therapist reads sections of the story “Baby Elephant Finger Puppet Book” by Yu-Hsuan Huang for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to teach word imitation
  • How to teach new verb vocabulary words
  • How to teach “who”, “what”, and “where” questions to pictures
  • How to elicit problem solving / thinking skills through reading

and so much more.

Please note, the strategies provided are only meant as general speech therapy strategies to encourage language learning in the home and are by no means designed to replace speech therapy services if the child has communication, understanding, and thinking/memory impairments.

Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

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