It is no secret that Paw Patrol is a popular cartoon and children greatly enjoy watching it. We love seeing children do things they enjoy, but don’t want them staring at a screen watching the show for hours each day. Below are some “pawtastic” ideas on how to use the characters from Paw Patrol to work on speech and language skills! All you need are pictures or figurines of the characters from Paw Patrol.
Working on speech and language skills can be challenging for kids but using objects or activities that they are motivated by will help practice the skill and make it more meaningful! When practice is meaningful there is a better chance of the skill transferring to daily life. These activities can be done with any characters from any show, these activities are not limited to Paw Patrol. If your child has a Speech-Language Pathologist, ensure you are practicing the skill at the level they recommended too. If practice is too hard at home, they may not want to participate in the activity. Practice speech and language skills using characters from your child’s favourite show and remember to have fun!
Written by Kristen Lipp, Registered Speech-Language Pathologist (Provisional)