Stimulating Speech With Toys

LegoLooking to stimulate speech with your child through play? Here are some great toys for stimulating play, language, and social skills.


BildopolisMade from 40% recycled-content cardboard, this kit can transform durable cardboard into a 3D rocket ship, castle or another favorite creation. Attach the boards using the included Velcro dots. Each kit comes with square, rectangle, and triangle shapes to get your buildings started. Bildopolis is recommended for children ages 6 and older with adult supervision.

With Bildopolis, language targets can include:
Following directions
Pretend Play






olliblocks-easter1_largeUpdate boring old blocks and give them a fresh face. Printouts give the blocks a complete makeover. Download the PDF, print, cut out and adhere the pieces to wooden blocks. Sets include boys, girls, animals or a mix and match starter kit.

Use vocabulary such as “same,” “different,” and “match.”
Practice pronouns
Arrange and create a mixed-up story
Add personal pictures for using “I”



Dino Hands

DinoHandsTemporary tattoos shape hands into friendly characters and set the stage for great language learning.

Language activity ideas:
Pretend Play
Use with flashcards or letter blocks to make practice more fun




71Zvro2U4IL._SL1300_These tiles adhere with magnets and easily stay in place. With so many shapes and colors your imagination can run wild with this tabletop activity.

Build language around Magnatiles by:
Practice with color and shape words
Place articulation targets on each tile and practicing them before building





Bake and Decorate Cupcake Set 

cupcakeGet creative with language tasks by:
Writing a letter of the alphabet on each one and decorate it around that theme. If you decorate with a “C” think of all the things that start with “kuh” to decorate (cat, cookies) to help promote early literacy skills.
Encourage question asking and turn taking by practicing giving and taking special cupcake orders.




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5 Great Toys Parents and Speech Therapists Can Use to Stimulate Language