I was fortunate to meet the masterminds behind the Time 4 Speech subscription boxes at ASHA this year. They were generous to provide myself, and the other SLP bloggers a sample box to check out!! I am excited to share the goodies in this bag with you!
What is Time 4 Speech? It is like a Birchbox or Ipsy, or any other subscription box program you may have heard of before. But this one is for speech materials! It is a brand new product that was being launched at ASHA. It was designed for preschool aged students. It is a box to be used with 1 student, with either language or articulation delays. Each box has a theme….January’s theme is space! After browsing this box, I can totally see it being MORE appropriate for a parent with a child with speech and language difficulties, rather than an SLP. I can see SLPs suggesting this to the parents of the children they work with when they say “what can I do at home to help?” I do love that this product reminds parents that this should not replace traditional speech therapy with a licensed SLP.
For $25 a month (and free shipping!), a thematic set is delivered right to your door! Look how cute the packaging is, even the sticker closing the tissue paper together is with the theme! I can see a child’s face now opening this box and getting SO excited!!
For a great price, you get so much in this small box!!!!
My favorite, this moon squicky ball or stress ball! What therapy ideas I can do with this:
How cute is this spaceship pen! It has 4 different colors! Students can have fun checking off articulation boxes, or completing the activity booklet with this fun pen. I can see a lot of parents stealing this pen from their children.
How cute is this activity booklet?! Astronaut language training guide filled with fun and colorful language activities. Children can identify shapes, prepositions, and more. Even better…they can use their pen!
Look at this package of glow in the dark stars! What kid would not want to put them all around their room or playroom and describe! Don’t want the stars on your walls/ceiling? Don’t worry it comes with a night sky poster to use! WH questions, prepositions, and describing GALORE opportunities!
This package also comes with incentive stickers with instructions for use. It indicates that it should be used with a tracking chart to monitor practice! What a great way to get more and more practice of skills!
It also comes with articulation word cards for the sounds: (10) sound cards (B, D, F, G, K, L, M, N, P, and T) with different words, phrases, and sentences. The cards are thick and sturdy so can be used over and over! The words used are just so motivating.
It also comes with (1) Rebus story to practice sounds on a story level. Great for pre-literacy skills!!
Check out this board game that can be used as a reinforcer or to work on social skills! I know I will be using this one often in my therapy room!! The game pieces are spaceships!!
And last but not least, the box comes with an explanation page. It describes the contents of the box and suggested uses.
What do I love about this product?
-Fun and motivating theme that can be used throughout the year (for boys and girls)
-Great for a gift or for parents that want suggested ideas for home practice
-Language also not just speech activities
-You get so much for low price
-Activities and targets are carefully selected for the targeted age group, 3-6 years old.
Things to consider with this product:
-it is truly designed for one student. Would be tough to use some of the items in it with a group or multiple children (like the stickers)
-It really is designed for the 3-6 age range. It does not include /r/ or /s/ sounds because those are not developmentally appropriate for that age.
-Lots of little pieces like with the board game and stars.
-I would encourage parents purchasing this for their children to take guidance and suggestions from the SLP working with that child. This way they can carryover with strategies and proper articulatory placements.
Follow Time 4 Speech on social media to learn more about their product and how you can get your own subscription box. I cannot wait to hear what themes and ideas they come up with next!!