Holiday Gift Guide: An SLP’s Favorite Books & Toys
About this time of year parents start asking me for recommendations for toys for Christmas. Does this happen to you? They want developmental toy and book recommendations that will build speech and language skills. I wanted to have a list to send them. Therefore, I’ve put together my favorites- check out the complete collection HERE and my favorite stocking stuffers HERE. I love pairing a book with a companion toy – I love the thoughtfulness of a themed gift!
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This gift guide is geared mostly for preschool and elementary ages. I’ve highlighted some of my favorite toys that encourage various developmental (hand-eye coordination, problem solving, etc.) and language skills plus a high quality complementary picture book.
They are arranged them by themes – space, food/baking, pirates, active play, animals and more! 10 themes plus a bonus stocking stuffer list as well!
Over 70 suggestions HERE on Amazon. Or, click below to see the books and toys individually. This post contains affiliate links. If you click through my referral link, at no additional cost to you, I may earn a small commission if you make a purchase. Thank you for supporting Sweet Southern Speech.
You can download the gift guide below and send it along to your families for them to get some ideas for the holidays as well! A brief description of each book and toy is included as well as targeted ages. The book and toy photos are in color, so printing may not be ideal. Emailing the PDF after you download it is recommended, that way the direct links are clickable to make it easier for reading about each one in more detail and purchasing.
I hope you love these suggestions and the gift guide! Comment below if you have anything to add to the list! What are your favorite book and toy pairings?
If you are looking for how I select books, check out my blog post on selecting the best books to use in speech therapy.
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