Play to Talk, Talk to Play
240 pages, 6 1/4 x 9 1/4
Illustrations throughout
Release Date:01 May 2011
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Play to Talk, Talk to Play

300+ Fun Games and Enjoyable Activities to Promote Good Communication and Play Skills with Your Child

Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Children's speech, language, communication and play skillsdevelop at different rates, with some children needing moreencouragement, stimulation and support than others. This book is atreasure-trove of fun games and activities that will motivate youngchildren to want to communicate as they explore different playideas.

Packed with over 300 entertaining games and activities, this is theperfect guide to creating a happy and communicative play environmentfor all children, including those experiencing communicationdifficulties. The clear, user-friendly format makes it easy to dip intowhenever inspiration is needed. Using everyday objects and toys thatspark the child's curiosity, the authors provide a wealth ofinnovative ideas to maintain motivation, tap into the child'sparticular interests and advance their speech, language and playskills. With this beautifully illustrated, accessible and practicalbook you'll never be short of play ideas again!

This book is a must-have for parents, teachers, childcare professionals
and anyone else looking for creative ways to support speech, language
and communication development in young children through play.

Simone Griffin is a speech and language therapist.Dianne Sandler is currently working as a specialistteacher for inclusion in the UK.

1. Introduction

2. Motivate Me with Food

3. Motivate Me with 'Party Toys'

4. Motivate Me with Social Games

5. Motivate Me with Outside Games

6. Motivate Me at Home & School

Appendix 1: Record Sheets

Appendix 2: Resources

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