Check Out Our New Speech Kits

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In collaboration with the Governor’s Office of Early Childhood Development and using Governor’s Emergency Education Relief (GEER) funding, the Early Intervention Clearinghouse is excited to expand its lending library to include 40 early childhood speech book kits in English and 20 early childhood speech book kits in Spanish for Illinois families. Delays in language are the most common types of developmental delay and why many children join the early intervention program. Each kit includes two books for caregivers with information and activities to promote communication skills and two books to be shared with children to encourage shared communication and relationship building.

Early Childhood Speech Kit #1

  1. Small Talk: How to Develop Your Child’s Language Skills from Birth to Age 4 by Nicola Lathey and Tracey Blake
  2. Talking on the Go: Everyday Activities to Enhance Speech and Language Development by Dorothy Daugherty and Diane Paul
  3. The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler
  4. I Went Walking by Sue Williams


Early Childhood Speech Kit #2

  1. We’re Parenting a Toddler! The First-Time Parents’ Guide to Surviving the Toddler Years by Adrian Kulp
  2. I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
  3. 100 Concepts for Preschoolers: Important Ideas for 3- to 4-Year Olds by Julie Merberg
  4. You Make the Difference In Helping Your Child Learn by Ayala Manolson

Early Childhood Speech Kit #3

  1. Talking with Your Toddler: 75 Fun Activities and Interactive Games That Teach Your Child to Talk by Teresa Laikko and Laura Laikko
  2. First 101 Words: A Highlights Hide-and-Seek Book with Flaps by Highlights for Children
  3. The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Axel Sheffler
  4. My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development by Kimberly Scanlon

Early Childhood Speech Kit #4

  1. Motor Goose by Rebecca Colby
  2. The Gift of Gab: 65 Fun Games and Activities to Help Encourage Speech by Francine Davids
  3. It Take Two to Talk by Elaine Weitzman
  4. 100 Phrases for Toddlers by PBS Kids
Publication date: 2023