PPG Family Letter Initial F

                    The week of March 19, 2018


    Auditory Bombardment

    Food            fun          fan          face        fur           field        fern         fog         

    Fig fight        fire          faucet     fort          fox           fish          first

    Farm            fork         fudge      four         furry        fence      foil           film         

    Found          fall           five          fancy      fairy        feet         fix            family   


    Dear Family,

    This week we will target the initial /f/ sound. We will read books and enjoy activities targeting  “face” and “feelings”. If this is a difficult sound for your child, say the word very slowly “f ….a…ce  or segment the word:  say /f/ - “ace”. If your child can make the /f/ sound in words, have them make sentences with words with the /f/ sound at the beginning. 

    Sound Cue:  /f/ is the “lip cooler” sound.  Teeth placed lightly on the lower lips ending air against the lower lip to “cool” it. (additional cue: “bite and blow”)

    Helpful Homework Hint:  While driving, tell your child "I'm thinking of..." and describe a target word until your child guesses it.


    Mrs. Lisa Mims       lmims@dentonisd.org   940-369-0553

    Adkins:  Mon/Wed/             Wilson:   T/Th/Fri           


    Book List

    The Feelings Book by Todd Parr            All Kinds of Faces by Annette Carruthers

    The Feel Good Book by Todd Parr        The Way I Feel by Janan Cain

    Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson          Bear Feels Scared by Karma Wilson

    The Great Big Book of Feelings by Mary Hoffman  

     Walter was Worried by Laura Seeger   




    • Enjoy making “feeling faces” and labeling each one’s feelings (happy, sad, scared, worried)

    • Talk about feelings with your child. The Feelings Book by Todd Parr is a great resource.

    • Use food from a snack to make different faces and say “He (or She) feels happy, sad, mad, excited, shy, etc.).

    • Play Hide and Seek with various objects. When your child finds the object, have them say “I found the…” You can also hide the target words and have your child say the target word they find.










    PPG Family Letter March 5, 2018


    Auditory Bombardment/Focused Auditory Stimulation


    Stack        stamp   stand    stay      steal     steer     stitch    still

    Steam       stone    stop     stem     state     stick     sting     store

    Stage        stain     star       step      steak    stew     stork     stove

    Start          stir        storm    stuck    stair      sticker  story     statue  


    Dear Family,


    This week we will target the “st” sound. Our books and activities will be centered around the words “stick” and “stack”. Daily “Auditory Bombardment/Focused Auditory Simulation” as well as reading books that focus on the Target Sound each week is a critical component to your child’s speech sound progress.  This is the “brain training” that paves the way for speech sound development.  Practice target words and praise your child for each attempt as you model the correct target word.


    Sound Production Tip: If your child is having difficulty with this sound, you can have them make the skinny sound (s) by drawing a

    finger down their arm then tap their hand while making the “t” sound.


    Lisa Mims M.S. CCC-SLP: lmims@dentonisd.org

    940-369-0553  Adkins: Mon/Wed/Fri      Wilson: T/Th/Fri             


    Book List

    Not a Stick by Antoinette Portis

    6 Sticks by Molly Coxe

    Stone Soup by Ann McGovern

    The Wolf’s Chicken Stew by Keiko Kasza

    The Bear Under the Stairs by Helen Cooper

    Step by Step by Dianne Wolkstein




    • Go on a nature walk and find sticks, stones and stems.

    • Make a picture with sticks and glue on paper.

    • Make this week “sticker” week and reward positive behaviors with stickers to place on a sticker chart

    • Play Simon Says using commands such as stick, stand, stomp, step, stop, stir, stoop or stick (out an arm…).

    • Have a cheese stick for a snack.









    PPG Family Letter Initial “Sp” February 26, 2018


    Auditory Bombardment

                    Spill         speck   spy        spare   sponge sparkle  speak      spear

                    Spend    spin      spine   spade   spoon   sport     space      spinach

                    Spell        spa        spark    speed  spot       speech   spice       spent

                    Spanish  span     spider  spool    spud      sparrow  special  spaghetti


    Dear Family,

    This week we will target the initial sp sound and focus on the theme “spider.” Your child will be participating in many activities which will include making a spider and web that can be used as a homework activity. There are many great books you can read with your child including Miss Spider books and Spot books. “I Spy” books are also great tools for eliciting simple sentences such as “I spy the (item).”  Reading with your child provides many opportunities for auditory bombardment and sp sound productions. Happy reading!


    Target sound cue: S is the “skinny sound”; teeth together with a slight smile, trace finger on arm from shoulder to hand and say “s.”  P is the “lip popper”; lips together and feel the air pop out on the hand.


    Lisa Mims M.S. CCC-SLP    lmims@dentonisd.org 940-369-0553

    Adkins: Mon/Wed/Fri      Wilson: T/Th/Fri                  


    Book list:

    Aaaarrgghh! Spider! By Lydia Monks               The Very Busy Spider by Eric Carle

    Miss Spider’s Tea Party by David Kirk             Where’s Spot? By Eric Hill

    Spooky, spooky, spooky! By Cathy MacLennan

    Non Fiction books about Spiders



    • Use your child’s art project spider to review prepositions by hiding it different places (ex. on the chair, under the table, behind you)

    • Sing “Itsy Bitsy Spider” and teach your child the nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet”

    • Play a game that requires a spinner. Each time your child spins; have them say “spin.”

    • Play “Spill the Spiders.” Spill plastic spiders around your table and have your child “spoon” the spiders up using a spoon. Have them say “spider” as they spoon them up.









    PPG Family Letter Initial “SN” February 19, 2018          


    Auditory Bombardment/Focused Auditory Stimulation

    Snow    snail     snatch  snap     sneak   snip      snitch   snowflake

    Snag     snare    snob     snuggle snug     snooze  sniffle   snowsuit

    Snake   snarl     sneeze  sniff      snoop   snout    snorkel  snapshot

    Snicker snack   sneaky  sneaker snort     snore    snowman snowball


    Dear Family,

    This week we will be working on initial sn sound.  We will be reading books and doing activities about “snow”.  Please continue to do the homework.  Daily practice is essential to your child’s progress.

    Sound Production Tip:  “S” is the “skinny sound”:  teeth together and slight smile. If your child has difficulty with sn words: have them say “no”; then put the skinny sound  “s” on it. No… S..No … then “snow”


    Lisa Mims M.S. CCC-SLP lmims@dentonisd.org

    940-369-0553  Adkins: Mon/Wed/Fri  Wilson: Th/Th/Fri


    Book List

    Shoveling Snow by Pat Cummings    Who Likes the Snow? by Etta Kaner

    Snowmen at Night by Caralyn Buehner Snow! Snow! Snow! by Lee Harper

    Snowflakes Fall by Patricia MacLahlan  The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats

    When it Starts to Snow by Phyllis Gershator   Snowballs by Lois Ehlert

    Best Friends in the Snow by Angela Shelf Medearis



    • Dip strawberries, blueberries or pineapples in powdered sugar to make “snacks in the snow”.

    • We will do this finger play in class.

    “The Snowman Fat” (Stand up for this finger play)

    The snowman fat (hold your arms out to form a fat tummy.)

    Put on his hat (Pretend to place a hat on your head.)

    And began to dance around. (Turn around in a circle.)

    The sun came out (Touch your hands together above your head.)

    And made the snowman pout. (Make a face that is pouting.)

    And he melted to the ground. (Pretend to melt to the ground.)











     PPG Family Letter Final “ts” Week of February 12, 2018 


    Focused Auditory Stimulation / Auditory Bombardment


    bats              carts       hats        notes      plates     rats         boats      sheets

    suits              pants      mitts        kites        skates    ants        dots        cuts

    bites             mats       oats        pits          seats      hearts     knots      eats

    cats               boots      tickets     pets        paints     tents       coats      goats


    Dear Family,

    This week our target sound is the final ts blend.  We will focus on the word “hearts” to celebrate Valentine’s Day.  If this is an easy sound for your child, have them make a sentence or ask a question using the target words.

    Practice Activity: Hide the target word cards around the house along with Valentine’s Cards and have your child name the target words or say “hearts” as they find the cards.

    Sound Cue:  “t” is a Tip Tapper (the tip of the tongue taps the roof of the mouth right behind the upper front teeth); the “s” is the skinny sound (made with teeth together (top front teeth touch on top of the bottom front teeth) with skinny air flow (tongue is behind the teeth but not touching the teeth).


    Lisa Mims   lmims@dentonisd.org     Voicemail Only:  940-369-0553

    Adkins:  Mon/Wed/ Fri   940-369-1315 (no voicemail)

    Wilson:  T/Th/Fri            940-369-4597 (no voicemail)


    Book List

    The Day It Rained Hearts by Felicia Bond    Hats Hats Hats by Ann Morris

    Sweet Hearts by Jan Carr                            Valentine Cats by Jean Marzollo

    The Missing Tarts by B.G. Hennessy        Ten Black Dots by by Donald Crews   



    • To practice the final ts sound use Valentine’s Cards to play a counting game. – How many hearts do you have?  I have 5 hearts.

    • Make hearts in play dough or have your child use their finger to make “dots” in their play dough.

    • Here is another song we will sing in class.

    “Ten Little Hearts” (tune “Ten Little Indians”)

    One little, two little, three little hearts.

    Four little, five little, six little hearts.

    Seven little, eight little, nine little hearts.

    Ten little hearts ‘cause you’re so smart.











    January 29 – Feb 9, 2018   PPG Family Letter - Final K                                                                                                                      

    Auditory Bombardment

    Oak           snack   tack      luck      bike      took     cook     sack    

    Quick        bark      stick     chalk    break    soak     neck     back

    Book         smoke  click     joke      snake   week     trick      lake     

    Kick          flake     like       rake      hook     knock   walk      poke


    Dear Family,

    This week we will focus on the final k sound using the word “duck” and “sick”. We will learn a “dog walk” and a practice a “duck walk”.  Use this week to practice the final K sound. 

    Sound cue:  K is the Scraper sound. Cue with a finger under the chin at the beginning of the neck. Practice the “Dinosaur Stomp” and make the “K” sound!

    Homework hint: Instead of automatically correcting your child, repeat what your child said and ask if they can hear what is missing. For example: “you said loo” (instead of look) “What did you forget?” This will raise your child’s sound awareness and help him/her to self-correct. Follow up with praise to instill confidence in their speech.


    Contact Information:        Email: lmims@dentonisd.org

    Lisa Mims M.S. CCC-SLP   Voicemail only: 940-369-0553

    Adkins: Mon/Wed/Fri 940-369-1315        Wilson: T/Th/Fri 940-369-4597


    Book List

    Five Little Ducks by Penny Ives      Quack, Quack, Quack by Craig Johnson

    Yuck! Stuck in the Muck by Corinne    Bear Feels Sick by Karma Wilson

    Little Quack’s Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson

    Cold Little Duck, Duck, Duck by Lisa Westberg Peters

    How Do Dinosaurs Get Well Soon? by Jane Yolen & Mark Teague

    Who’s Sick Today? by Lynne Cherry



    • Use play dough to make a duck and put the duck on, in, under

          in front of and behind objects on the table

    • Read, Read, Read! Read to your child every day and talk

    about the story, the pictures, look for the “k” sound and practice!

    • Go on a rock hunt and let your child tell you about each rock.

    • Look at the clouds in the sky and ask your child what each one looks like.

    • Go to the park and talk with your child about what you see at the park. “I see the swings at the park” or “I like the slide at the park”.

    • Put drops of paint on a sheet of paper and have your child fold and press the sheet together. Open the paper and ask your child what the paint smear looks like. Have them say “It looks like…”.





















    PPG Family Letter Final P Week of January 22, 2018


    Auditory Stimulation (Bombardment)

    Top     zip          up           keep       map        hop         dip          lap

    Wipe  deep      nap         tape        pup         cape       hope       ship

    Hope  tap         step        group     skip         sleep      tulip        flip

    Stripe shape    cap         mop        chip        ripe         peep       tip


    P” sound cues:  “lip popper”, feel the air pop out on the hand, “lips together and pop”


    Dear Family,

    The target sound for this week is the final “p” sound.  Your child will participate in many activities with pup, pop, hop, and top.  Homework each day is an essential part of your child’s progress.  Three to five minutes a day of auditory stimulation/bombardment, target word production and highlighting the target sound while reading books and during everyday activities will provide the practice opportunities necessary for the development of your child’s speech sounds and early literacy skills. If at any time during the school year you have questions, need more information, or need strategies to use at home, etc., I will be happy to schedule an individual conference.


    Lisa Mims M.S. CCC-SLP lmims@dentonisd.org Voicemail:  940-369-0553

    Adkins: Mon/Wed/Fri             940-369-1315 (no voicemail)         

    Wilson: T/Th/Fri                       940-369-4597 (no voicemail)

    Book List

    Ten Apples Up on Top by Dr. Seuss     Who Hops? By Katie Davis

    Great Day for Up by Dr. Seuss               Drip, Drop by Sarah Weeks

    In the Tall, Tall Grass by Denise Fleming   Can You Hop? by Lisa Lawston

    Popcorn by Frank Asch                          Sheep in a Jeep by Nancy Shaw

    The Berenstain Bear’s New Pup by Stan and Jan Berenstain



    • Stack objects on “top” and have your child say “top” or “up”

    • Blow bubbles with your child. Have your child practice saying “pop” each time he/she pops a bubble.

    • Let your child pop bubble wrap with their finger. Say “pop” each time.

    • Hop, Stomp, Clap your way on a walk with your child.

    • Pop popcorn, line up 5- 10 pieces have your child say pop for each one and then eat it!










    PPG Family Letter Week of January 15, 2018:  Final /t/  


    Auditory Bombardment

    White     jet            hat          note        put          cat           wet          foot         rat

    Write      eat          goat        gate        boat        hot          bat          flat           eight

    Spot        out          shut        skate      mat         sit            plate       bite         hut

    Tight       pat          boot        light        jet            bought


    Dear Family,

    This week we will target the final /t/ sound. Our books and activities will focus on the theme of “hat”.  Please continue to practice at home. If this is an easy sound for your child, have them make sentences and ask questions with the target words. Please be sure to continue working at home.  Thanks for all you do!

    Sound cue:  “T” is a “tip tapper”, tongue tip touches and taps the area behind the front, top teeth


    Contact Information:

    Lisa Mims M.S. CCC-SLP  lmims@dentonisd.org

    Voicemail only: 940-369-0553  

    Adkins: Mon/Wed/Fri   940-369-1315 (no voicemail)   

    Wilson: T/Th/Fri 940-369-4597 (no voicemail)

    Helpful Homework Hint:  Remember that speech sound development is a process. The more often “homework activities” are done, the faster the process.  Your child’s progress in greatly increased when parents participate in homework activities. The foundation of sound production is syllable, then word, and then simple sentences. For more information see “Speech Pyramid” on the PPG website.


    Book List

    I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen   The Magic Hat by Mem Fox

    There Goes Turtle’s Hat by Jennifer Guess McKerley

    Hats by Dana Meachen Rau    Who Took the Farmer’s Hat by Joan Nodset

    Old Hat New Hat By Stan and Jan Berenstain

    Which Hat Today?   By Margaret Ballinger and Rachel Gosset




    • Wear a hat and talk about what kind of a hat it is and why you wear it.

    • What hats do our community helpers wear? (firemen, policeman, construction workers, etc.).

    • Play “What is it?”. Give your child three clues about common objects

                       around the house and ask “What is it?”.  Have your child take turns,

                       have them give you clues about something, then they can ask you

                       “What is it?”










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