Bringing Letter Writing into the 21st Century - A Fun New Speech Therapy Activity

 Image via   www.sheknows.com

Image via www.sheknows.com

Check out one of our latest activities to help our kids get into the mind of a character!  First we read a story (The Bravest Dog Ever: The True Story of Balto, by Natalie Standiford), and then retold it, using the Story Braidy Grammar Marker (they've got an app now, too!) as a visual cue to remember the components of a story.  

Next, for homework we had the client pretend to be one of the characters in the book and write a letter as that character.  Read on to see what he wrote!

"Dear Ned,

Wait until you hear about Batlo's latest adventure! :) We were here in Northern Alaska and even though it was summer, there was still a lot of snow on the ground.

There was an avalanche and there was a hiker trapped in the snow.

The people who saw the avalanche tried to rescue him, but they could not.  People called an ambulance but it could not get there because the roads were covered in snow.  So they called Balto.

Balto rescued the hiker with his sled and brought the hiker to the hospital.

Every one was proud of Balto!! :) :)

Your brother,

Gunnar"

Looking for more speech therapy activities?  Check out some of our other blog posts for ideas about speech therapy materials and activities!!