Speech and Language Holiday Gift Ideas Ages 6+



screen-shot-2016-11-15-at-3-12-47-pmHedbanz by Spin Master



Hedbanz is a great game for expressive and receptive language building. The game can be played as is or altered for increased language building fun.

Scrambled States of America by Gamewright



Designed to help enrich elementary-school level knowledge of U.S. geography, this exciting board game is also a great way to expand language, develop strategic questioning skills and strengthen literacy skills.

Apples to Apples Kids by Mattel


Designed for beginning readers (with 2 levels), this game helps develop a number of language skills, all while wildly entertaining its players! While players try to convince the judge that their card is the best descriptor for the target card, they are strengthening their logic and reasoning skills, vocabulary and their social language skills.

Rory’s Story Cubes by Gamewright



This portable story generator provides hours of imaginative storytelling for all ages. While increasing imaginative and vocabulary skills, players also target sequencing skills and overall creativity, which are critical skills for the elementary set.

Guess Who? by Hasbro


This tried-and-true classic is fun for all ages and an excellent way to encourage children to expand their descriptive vocabularies as they ask questions to be the first to narrow down the pool of characters.

Smart Mouth by ThinkFun


Fun as a team-based game or played individually, Smart Mouth requires kids to develop vocabulary, increase creativity – and think fast! After drawing two letter tiles, players have to think of a word that begins and ends with these letters, and be the first one to do so!



Players race against each other to build crossword grids from letter tiles in this family-friendly game. Players must use all of their letter tiles, even if it means starting from scratch! This game is ideal for targeting creative thinking, vocabulary and problem solving, and is extremely portable – great
for travel!

Suspend Game by Melissa & Doug


Build on family time, speech skills, and balance with Suspend! Practice your child’s speech exercises to earn wire pieces for the game. This game is also great for coordination and control development.