Welcome to “Let’s Play!”  Here you will find lots of ideas for playing with little ones in order to help teach early communication skills.  Here are just a few links (find all of my posts in the “play ideas” folder)…

Little ones or those using few words:


Where are the WORDS?

Some books are better left unread

Playing with…pound-a-ball

The Power of Peekaboo

Communicating before words

Toddlers or those using some single words and starting phrases:


Toddler Speech: unraveling the mystery

Playing with… PLAYDOUGH!

Playing with… PUZZLES!

Playing with… DOORS

Playing with… CARS

Playing with…pop toobs

For ALL ages and abilities:

Where’s the speech in speech therapy?

Practice speech when you speak

Empower older siblings to teach

Toys that do nothing

BEST TOYS AND GIFTS: a speech therapist’s list!

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If you live near the Westerville, OH area, I provide in-home speech therapy services through Treehouse Speech Therapy. If you live ANYwhere in Ohio, I can provide consultation, screening, and therapy services via teletherapy. Please send me an email for more information: emily@treehousespeechtherapy.com

I also occasionally offer baby and toddler play classes. Interested in a speaker for your parent group? I can do that too!

For information about me, see the about me page.

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Thank you for taking time to browse my site and hopefully you’ll find a new way to play that you can start at home right away!