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Talk Box

A parent’s guide to creating language-rich environments

Welcome to the Talk Box! The Talk Box was put together by speech-language pathologists to share ideas about creating language-rich environments for preschool and school-age children.

Children learn language everyday. Parents play an important role in their child’s speech and language development. The Talk Box shares ideas and activities for creating language-rich environments. It has everyday tips, information about what to expect in speech and language development, when to get help, and where to get help. This information is shared in newsletters, activity sheets, and information sheets that parents and professionals can reproduce from this website.

The Talk Box consists of 2 boxes. One box is for preschool children from birth to 5 years and one box is for school-aged children from 5 to 12 years.

Preschool Talk Box

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School-Age Talk Box

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How to Create a Talk Box

  • Provides directions for organizing resources in a plastic file tote. Parent Link Centre staff, early childhood professionals, school staff and others may use these instructions to build their own Talk Box kit.


  • A list of additional speech-language resources.

Creating Language-Rich Environments: A Facilitators Guide of Workshop Activities

  • This resource is intended for service providers and agency or school staff who work with young children (birth to five years) and their families.
Created: 2013-10-25
PID: 17269