Speech & Language activities: Visit to the Zoo


Speech and Language Resources
– Instruction activity: Animal habitat

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Speech and Language Resources

These activities linked to the Littlemagictrain adventures help to support children’s speech and language skills.

Visit to the Zoo activities

Liz Shoreman, Speech Therapist, from The Speech Bubble* has created these activities to help with speech and language development.

Visit to the Zoo: Animal habitat activity

The target of this activity is for the children to follow directions including, a number, quantitive concepts, animal and place.

Visit to the Zoo: Instruction activity

This activity includes 3 keywords and each instruction will include an animal, number and habitat.

This can be made easier:

Use one habitat scene at a time with one set of the same animal (1 key word).

Extension activity:

Substitute the number for a quantitative concept using all, some, half or most of (3 key words)

*The Speech Bubble is an independent, paediatric speech & language therapy practice based in the North West. They have been working directly in schools and with local authorities since 2003 to help young people with SLCN (Speech, Language and Communication Needs).

Team members of The Speech Bubble first reached out to Littlemagictrain after using Littlemagictrain as a speech and language intervention in schools, recognising the benefits and its potential for developing speech, language and communication.

The Speech Bubble use Littlemagictrain to develop vocabulary, understanding, grammar and narrative skills. Our favourite sessions include ‘Visiting the Bears’, ‘Picnic on the Moon’ and ‘Under the Sea’.

The Speech Bubble also offer various training opportunities across all areas of Speech and Language. From LEGO therapy to ELKLAN to bespoke courses, team members have a combined experience of nearly 100 years and can offer training on a wide variety of topics.


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