“How to Make Reading Fun &

Educational for Children” 

Parent Training Video Series

This short video series discusses strategies to make reading fun!

The strategies taught in this series focuses on how to make reading fun, engaging, and educational for children and parents for improved language development and parent-child reading experience!

 

Who could benefit from this series?

  • Any parent who wants to learn how to teach language through reading

  • Any parent who would like to read like a therapist!

  • Any parent who would like to try something new during story book time

  • The child who hates reading

  • The tired parent or teacher who dreads storybook time

  • The parent who thinks reading is hard work

Each talk focuses on how to incorporate language learning 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" (Birth to 5)

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" (Birth to 5)

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" (Birth to 5)

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" (Birth to 5)

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 5: Story used is "That is Not My Dolly" " (Birth to School Age)

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 “That’s Not My Dolly” by Fiona Watt for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to encourage word/sentence imitation
  • How to teach adjectives (i.e. textures, colors)
  • How to teach prepositions (i.e. on, next to)
  • How to practice “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 6: Story used is "Vehicles" (Birth to 5)

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" (Birth to School Age)

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" (Birth to 5)

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.

VIDEO Lecture 9: Story used is "Hand, Hand, Fingers, Thumb" (Birth to 5)

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 “Hand, Hand, Fingers , Thumb” by Al Perkins 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 plurals (e.g. hands, fingers)

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 10: Story used is "Boo" (Birth to 5)

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 “Boo” by Leslie Patricelli for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to teach new verb vocabulary words
  • How to teach the concept “big” vs. “small”
  • How to teach emotions and practice new emotions

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 11: Story used is "We're Going on a Bear Hunt" (Birth to 5)

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 “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to practice S-blend words commonly produced inappropriately by children (e.g. star, square, street)
  • How to practice sentence completions (e.g. turn on the ___”)
  • How to teach new adjective vocabulary words
  • How to teach the prepositions (over, under)
  • How to elicit predicting opportunities during 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.

VIDEO Lecture 12: Story used is "Night-Night" (Birth to 5)

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 “Night-Night” by Lemon Ribbon Studio for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to make reading fun
  • How to practice fun animal and transportation sounds (e.g. choo choo train, buzzing bee)
  • How to practice 1 word imitations
  • How to practice 3 word sentence imitations
  • How to practice following of commands

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 13: Story used is "Goodnight Moon" (Birth to 7)

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 “Goodnight Moon” by Margaret Wise Brown for modeling purposes.

In this video you will learn:

  • How to practice rhyming
  • How to learn new vocabulary words
  • How to practice plurals (e.g. kittens, clocks)
  • How to practice following 1 step commands

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 14: How to LEARN LETTERS (Birth to 7)

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

The Speech Therapist discusses the pros/cons to using different books for teaching alphabet letters and letter awareness to children

In this video you will learn:

  • What books are great for teaching alphabet letters
  • What books are not great for teaching alphabet letters
  • What is the difference between a language and alphabet letter book
  • How to teach alphabetic letters / letter awareness
  • Suggestions on how to teach letter awareness / phonology using everyday objects around the home as an extension from your 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.

Liz Patton, MS, CCC-SLP

Owner & Speech-Language Pathologist

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