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Therapy Activity/Resource: My Garden - featured May 25, 2011

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Special Thanks to Sean Sweeney of Speech Techie for suggesting this fun interactive website to use in speech therapy.

Reprinted with the permission of the author as it appeared on the SpeechTechie blog

My Garden is a great springtime activity that is part of the incredibly rich Busytown Mysteries site, based on Richard Scarry's books. I think this site would be great to explore further and implement as part of programming for K-1 or developmentally equivalent students. When you arrive in Busytown, to get to this activity, pick Countryside, then the Barn! You'll then be able to follow a sequence of instructions to plant and grow flowers, and use such interactive features as the "camera" to photograph your results. This site begs to be explored more!

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Language Lens:
The My Garden activity can be used as part of a spring/gardening theme and align with classroom curriculum around seasons and plant life. The auditory directions provided give the opportunity to work on goals regarding language comprehension and temporal concepts: "You must dig a hole before you plant a seed." The arrangement of the garden is a context for prepositions and spatial concepts, and this is a natural sequencing task.

Tags: Tip or Resources of Week Language SLP Newsletter 27 May 2011