I love cause & effect toys. The ways they can help speech and language is endless. It’s a great early learning activity to show the relationship between using words to get something. Say a word and/or make an action and get a desired outcome and/or cool affect!
Below you will find a list of toys that are used frequently at LLA. Click the pictures for links to Amazon.
It’s recommended that you try to use one word (core word) at a time with a toy to see how your child reacts. Say the word to your child 5-10 times, then wait to see if your child will request with the word you’ve been using. If the child tries to say the word, reward immediately with the toy, and repeat the word they said. If they don’t say the word, keep saying it to them before you make the action happen!
Core Words: Say these words with your child as the action happens, they might try to say it too.
Vocab Targets: Vocab to say to your child to help them learn.
Core Words: pop, more, me, you, again, wow, push, twist, turn
Vocab Targets: lion, panda, giraffe, monkey, elephant, eyes, ears, nose, mane, paws, feet, banana, hair
Core Words: pop, more, me, you, ball, up, down, high, low, push
Vocab Targets: unicorn, rainbow, horn, hooves, tail, belly, ears, hair, legs, nose, mout
Ball Popper Machine
Core Words: pop, ball, boom, kaboom, fall down, go, tap
Vocab Targets: fast, slow, up, down, go, stop, in, out, stay there, on top, roll
Press and Go Crocodile
Core Words: push, go, stop, me, you, more, wee
Vocab Targets: chomp, birds, purple, blue, orange, red, teeth, eyes, tail, twist, stop, go
Music Box Record Player
Core Words: play, push, more, stop, go
Vocab Targets: more, stop, on, off, quiet, loud, music, no music
Core Targets: pop, boo, woah, ahh, up, down, open, more,
Vocab Targets: scary, surprise, open, close, caterpillar, hello, goodbye
Core Words: pop, in, push, go, more, ball
Vocab Targets: items in the balls, lever, down, push, spin, round, stuck, catch
See and Say
Core Words: round, more, go, stop, animals names & sounds, pull, push, more
Vocab Targets: animal names/sounds, spin, again
Merry Go Round
Core Words: push, more, wee, round, spin
Vocab Targets: (animal names), stop, go, spin, merry go round, carousel, round, fast, slow
Stack and Tumble Elephant
Core Words: on, pop, off, more, me, up
Vocab Targets: on, off, elephant, ears, tail, wiggle, trunk, feet, horns, eyes
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