Speech and Language Holiday Gift Ideas Ages 3-5



Take the Cake by Gamewright Gamesscreen-shot-2016-11-15-at-2-44-05-pm



This game reinforces fine motor skills, color, and shape recognition, and encourages language through real-life activity simulation. Shake the shaker and see what shapes come out as you decorate the cupcakes and take turns!

Go Away Monster by Gamewright Gamesscreen-shot-2016-11-15-at-2-44-13-pm



Perfect for the preschool set, each player builds their rooms with furniture while banishing monsters. Designed for either competitive or cooperative play, this game also requires children to decide what is real and what is imaginary, and encourages dialogue and descriptive language!

Cooking Set by Melissa and Doug



screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-2-44-21-pmMelissa and Doug’s wide range of pretend cooking and food items form a cornerstone of pretend play for preschoolers. From peas to pizza, children learn vocabulary, work on sounds, and improve turn-taking while imitating real-life scenarios.

Busy, Busy Airport by Richard Scarry’s Busytown



This role-playing game encourages imaginative play and family fun, and gets the blood flowing as players move around the room, picking up passengers and souvenirs along the way! Busy, Busy Airport encourages vocabulary development, turn-taking and direction following.

Water Wow Set by Melissa & Doug



Your children will have a blast for hours on end with this set. The kit includes reusable coloring and writing activities, which are great for letter learning, naming, and articulation. The best part is they won’t know they are learning with all the fun they are having!

Chameleon Crunch by Matel



Chameleon is hungry, and needs to be fed special bugs! This fast-paced game encourages preschoolers to follow directions, take turns and pay attention – sometimes the bugs escape! Specific language and articulation goals can also be targeted during this energetic game.

Original Memory Game by Hasbro



screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-2-44-51-pmThe original Memory game is a simple yet engaging game that encourages preschoolers to pay attention, follow directions and take turns. It can easily be modified to each child’s specific language or articulation goals when needed, and different versions ensure that this game will be a favorite for years.

Animal Friends Farm by Fisher-Price




The Little People Animal Friends Farm provides for realistic role play. Open the barn door or the gate to hear animal sounds (Moo!) or a farm tune. Work on imaginary play, word and sound association, and story building with this portable playset.