Simple Songs for Stronger Speech (2003) by Rachel Arntson, MS, CCC, SLP & Chez Raginiak
Children learn language through constant repetition and exploration of sounds and words. For some, that process of learning to talk comes easily, and for others, it is more difficult.
The 13 studio-recorded songs in this collection encourage children, regardless of their verbal ability, to imitate and sing along and are ideal for use at home, in the classroom, or during therapy sessions.
All of the songs feature adults and children singing together, taking verbal turns, learning the process of imitation, and having fun. The songs contain common sounds, words, and phrases that are used frequently during daily activities.
Includes: • Express Train (demonstrates verbal turn taking) • Animals (encourages imitation of animal sounds) • Puppy, Puppy, Puppy (repeats “Puppy” 24 times, “woof” 36 times, action words 26 times) • Noisy, Noisy, Noisy (encourages imitation of sneezing, coughing, kissing, and yawning) • Monkey Song (stresses vowel-plus-vowel structures) • Put the Sound on the End (features final consonants that pop, hum, and hiss) plus more!
“This CD is upbeat and lively and each song works on very specific speech and language goals. . . They are easy and fun and my kids keep wanting to sing them over and over again. . . a great continuation of the sound and word practice done in speech therapy.” – Parent of 5 special needs children