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Using the Critter Clinic in Speech Therapy

The Critter Clinic is one of the best toys for preschool speech therapy. It has all of the elements of a favourite childhood toy - offers surprises, provides open-ended pretend play, and can be used over and over again!

This toy is not only a hit with toddlers and preschoolers, but early elementary students love it, too!

If you don't have one, and want to snag one, make sure to Google "Critter Clinic YOUR LOCATION" and you will likely find some in your area!

For years, the Critter Clinic has been my top toy for speech therapy because can use this toy in speech therapy to target:

  • Articulation

  • Play Extension Ideas

  • Following Directions

  • Basic Concepts

  • Core Vocabulary

  • Inferencing

  • Rhyming

  • Describing

  • Pronouns, Plurals

  • Possessives

  • Present progressing -ing

  • Spatial Concepts

  • Verb Tenses

  • Wh Questions

  • Associations

  • Compare/Contrast

  • Vocabulary

  • Sequencing

  • Play Skills

I have also loved using my Critter Clinic as a Haunted House, Restaurant, Tree House, Farm and so much more! If you're interested in transforming your Critter Clinic, you might be interested in this Themed Critter Clinic Companion Bundle! When complete, this bundle will include over 17 different themes (and cheat sheets for each theme with LOADS of ideas for how to target speech and language goals). Check it out here.

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