I send home speech homework once a week (another post on homework coming up soon). Sometimes it can be hard to find language homework, especially for my little ones. Earlier this year I started making a language guide for each month to send home and the parents seem to like it. The guide gives the parent language ideas and topics to discuss with their child as they do everyday activities instead of sitting down and completing a worksheet. Hopefully if it fits into their busy schedules they will make time to do it!
The guides suggest things such as categorizing the food you see in your kitchen (fruits, veggies, meat), or comparing and contrasting the weather. I encourage my parents to keep the paper up on the fridge all month as a visual reminder. It has worked great for my pre-school and Kindergarten students.
To get the October and November language guides for free go here. To get the entire 12 month set, a blank guide, as well as a parent letter from the SLP or classroom teacher go to my TPT store. Let me know what you think!To see similar language guides check out Speech Gadget’s ideas!