An old staple that will probably never go away, Candy Land teaches turn taking skills as well as color recognition. This game is used by multiple SLPs for the preschool crowd and early-intervention speech therapy. Available for $12.99 on Amazon.
Reinforcing the work completed in school-based or private-practice therapy at home can help your child’s speech and articulation improve by leaps and bounds. Not only that, but many of these games are adaptable, with increasing difficulties as the child progresses.
While games can be a fun way to reinforce or to teach new words, sounds, ideas, and communication, sometimes the simplest things are the most effective: reading to your child, having your child read to you, as well as singing and repeating nursery rhymes make for great activities that can help a child in speech therapy.
Ask your child’s SLP for particular things your child needs to work on between visits, then see how you can incorporate those practice drills into some of these games. Your child will have more fun doing speech training and you should see some good progress between visits. Before you know it, your child will be speaking clearly and will have learned a number of other important skills along the way.