Toys & Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills


Searching for the perfect present? These toys and games are great for developing speech and language skills, from infants to teens (separated in different categories below).

 

Toys & Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills for Infants & Toddlers

                                          

Playskool Busy Pop Up Pals

Pop up toys have easy buttons and switches for little hands to press, turn and twist. Your child will be building fine motor skills and cause-effect skills while they are playing.

 

Hide and Squeak Eggs

Crack the eggs open to reveal colorful chicks! Take the eggs out of the carton for some color and shape sorting fun.

 

Laugh & Learn Puppy & Friends Learning Table

Keep your baby busy with songs, phrases, colors and numbers. The interactive games encourage your baby to cruise around the table to keep playing.

 

Fisher Price Brilliant Basics Baby’s First Blocks

Have fun with your baby as they build early identification skills and learn to sort, stack and identify shapes and numbers.

 

Fisher-Price Little People Zoo Talkers Train

Listen to the Zoo Talkers as you go on animal adventures to learn about the animals and the noises they make!

 

Fisher-Price Laugh & Learn Learning Puppy

This adorable puppy will teach your baby parts of the body, ABCs, colors and numbers. Watch the dog collar light up to the ten different songs and games.

 

Fisher-Price Little People Fun Sounds Barn

Learn what a day on the farm is like through activities, sounds and songs! Your child will develop imagination, creativity, fine motor skills, curiosity and discovery through the different activities of the barn.

 

Melissa & Doug Talking Puzzles & Shape Sorters

Watch your child learn concepts, such as letters shapes and colors, as they sort shapes and put together different puzzles. The interactive design lets your child hold and fit the pieces easily.

 

Playskool Explore N’Grow Busy Ball Popper

This lively ball popping elephant plays fun, upbeat music as it pops five different color balls into the air to catch your little one’s attention. Your baby will learn and develop hand-eye coordination, gross motor skills, fine motor skills and object performance.

 

Toys & Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills for Early Childhood

 

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel

Be the first to fill your log with acorns and along the way you will learn and develop matching and sorting skills, strategic thinking, hand-eye coordination, fine motor skills, turn taking and pre-handwriting skills.

 

Fisher Price Laugh and Learn Say Please Tea Set

Enjoy a tea party with your child where they will learn songs, sounds, social language and fun phrases. Open the lid for a little surprise inside!

 

Uno Moo

Round up all of the farm animals by matching them up and the first player to get all of the animals lined up wins! Your child will learn turn taking, animal vocabulary, matching, colors and animal vocabulary.

 

A Snail’s Pace Race

Your child will learn social skills, turn taking, task completion, color recognition and more when they try to predict which snail will come in first and which will come in last.

 

HiHo! Cherry-O Game

Race to be the first one to fill your bucket with cherries. Learn colors, how to count and turn-taking skills.

 

Candy Land Games

Choose between different characters and then make your way along the rainbow path to Peppermint Forest, the Lagoon of Lord Licorice and Princess Frostine’s Ice Palace. Along the way your child will learn colors, shapes and turn taking skills.

 

Old McDonald Pop n’ Match Game

This simple game is easy and great for keeping kids entertained.  Learn farm vocabulary, matching and turn-taking skills as your race to match all of the animals on your game card.

 

Hoot Owl Hoot - Peaceable Kingdom

Work together to fly the owls back to the nest before the sun comes up.  Your child will learn simple strategy, problem-solving, following directions, taking turns, social development and cooperation all while having fun!

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Melissa & Doug Puppy Pursuits Games

Play 10 different activity games to encourage the development of memory, sequencing, patterns, color recognition and matching skills.  

 

Zingo Game

With 72 picture tiles and two levels of play, your child will learn image and vocabulary recognition, matching, memory, concentration and language concepts!

 

Take the Cake

By decorating cupcakes fresh out of the oven, your child will learn matching, colors, shapes, turn taking and fine motor skills. Perfect for children 4 and older!

  

 
Toys & Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills for School Age Children

 

Apples to Apples

Perfect for kids 7 and older! Your child will learn comparing and contrasting as they come up with funny comparisons.

 

Laser Maze Logic Game

Challenge yourself with 60 different puzzles and learn to predict, reason and problem solve.

 

Snap Circuits Sets

Build more than 300 different projects and develop problem-solving skills and executive functions while learning about electronics.

 

Jampack Jam

Race to pack the trunk with silly stuff! Teaches problem-solving skills, turn taking skills and sportsmanship.

 

Password & Password Junior

Work in teams to earn six clue cards and practice vocabulary and team building skills along the way.

 

Cadoo

Kids work together or on their own to sculpt, draw and solve puzzles  as they enhance their vocabulary, language concepts, word retrieval and problem-solving skills.

 

Uno Blast

This twist on a classic game will certainly make the whole family laugh as they practice colors, numbers and turn-taking.

 

Dr. Seuss Cat in the Hat I Can Do That! Game

Bring Dr. Seuss to life while learning how to follow directions and challenge yourself.

 

You’ve Been Sentenced

This sentence building game is perfect for children in grades 3 and above. Players try to score the most posts by using their grammar and sentence structure skills.

 

Buzzword Junior

Race against the clock and learn team work and problem-solving skills to get the most points! This is perfect for children seven and older.

 

Pictureka

Try out this visual hide and seek game with more than 100 different mission cards that will challenge your vocabulary and description skills.

 

Who’s Behind the Door Monsters University

Use your listening skills and ask questions to find out what monster is behind the door!

 

Toys & Games to Develop Speech and Language Skills for Teens

 

Reverse Charades

With this hilarious twist on the classic game of charades, kids will develop creativity, imaginative play, pragmatics and more!

 

Anomia

This high energy game will have your family shouting and laughing as they try to be the fastest. This easy to learn game will help develop vocabulary and word retrieval skills.

 

5 Second Rule Just Spit It Out

In this fast-paced game, kids will learn different categorization and vocabulary skills as they race the clock.

 

Funglish

Your family will be shouting and laughing with this challenging guessing game. Use describing skills and vocabulary to guess the correct answer.

 

Don’t Say It!

In this fun family game, use word retrieval and description skills to beat the timer.  One slip of the tongue could cost you the game!

 

Guesstimation

Develop logic, inference and turn-taking skills as you try to guess the answers to challenging questions. Unlike trivia, the closest guess wins!

 

Blurt!

With 300 cards and two different playing levels, Blurt! promotes vocabulary building and word recall skills. Great for family game nights!

 

Bubble Talk

Match pictures with funny captions to develop your child’s perspective talking and non-literal language.

 

Mind Trap Board Games

This brainteaser will challenge your problem-solving, inference and riddle skills. Whoever can collect 10 cards by answering correctly is the winner. 

 

Say Anything!

Your family will be laughing in minutes in this conversational game. It will develop social skills and perspective taking skills. 

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21 Nov 2014


By Boston Parents Paper
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