Boost Your Child's Language, Thinking and Social Skills This Summer

Boost Your Child's Language, Thinking and Social Skills This Summer
by Allison Liwanag, MS CCC-SLP

With the help of JCFS Chicago's pediatric therapists, the lazy days of summer can be transformed into a time to stretch the mind, explore new hobbies and build on skills learned during the school year.

Our therapeutic groups offer kids a boost in language, thinking and social skills by integrating play, reading, writing, language, fine motor, sensory and problem-solving activities through hands-on individual and group exercises. Have your child bring a sibling or friend along to help foster communication skills and peer interaction.

Our speech and occupational therapists will also help your child come up with a list of all the fun and interesting things summer has to offer! Making their own check list keeps kids motivated and goal-oriented. Take learning beyond our clinic and visit the zoo, beach, botanical garden or neighborhood ice cream shop! 

Ideas for Fun Summer Learning Activities

  • Have a picnic
  • Build a fort
  • Write Short stories
  • Read more books
  • Play in the sand
  • Plant a garden
  • Eat at a restaurant
  • Enjoy a day at the beach
  • Create obstacle courses
  • Practice killer sports moves
  • Become a better artist
  • Write and star in your own play
  • Try new foods
  • Go to the playground
  • Spend time with family and friends

We also have individual appointments available with our speech-language pathologists. Contact Integrated Pediatric Therapies at 847.412.4379 or for more information.