Do you need new pictures for Articulation?  Well, look no further than your old Christmas Cards!  You can look through the pictures and write the words on the back that you'd like to target.  You could even categorize them by phoneme if there is a lot on the card (see the pictures below for an example - sorry they are sideways... I'm having difficulty with rotating them).

Is your child working on s-blends?  Well, I'm sure you can find scarf, snowflake, snowman, sled, sleepy child, star, skating, stable, etc
Is your child working on r-blends?  Present, tree, green, friends, travel (the 3 wise men traveled)
Is your child working on g?  gift, garland, gold, etc
Is your child working on p?  penguin, sheep, etc
Is your child working on n?  night, moon, mitten, manger, etc
Is your child working on r?  berry, wreath, carrot, roof, reindeer, Mary, etc
Is your child working on k?  carrot, candy cane, cat, etc
Is your child working on t?  hat, mitten, boot, carrot, cat, etc

If your child is just learning words (early language or pre-language) then this is another good way to have a list of target words to point out to your child.  It's especially a neat way of doing things if you don't live in a place that gets a lot of snow or a way to remind your child of what snow is during the summer.

If your child is working on listening comprehension, then this is also a great way to have your child find a specific picture within the scene.  You can say, "find the mittens."  Now you have a list of target words and your child has new materials to practice the same skill!



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