Using YouTube videos in speech therapy has been such a time saver for lesson planning. Some weeks or months are filled with paperwork, meetings and assessments. During those busy times, I try to find no prep or low prep therapy materials to target my students’ goals.
Winter YouTube videos for speech therapy are the perfect material for the winter months. Just because you don’t have a ton of time to plan a lesson plan, doesn’t me you have to abandon themed therapy!
YouTube Videos Are Mixed Group Friendly
Plus, winter YouTube videos are very mixed group friendly, which definitely helps me to breathe a little easier knowing that I can target everyone’s goals in a session.
Winter YouTube Videos For Speech Therapy
Here are some winter YouTube videos I recommend for your students:
Simon’s Cat YouTube videos have several winter themed videos. You can target a lot of skills including: perspective taking, thought bubbles, predictions, summarizing, answering wh-questions, teaching verbs, articulation carryover and winter vocabulary. Check out my post HERE to see how you can use this channel in therapy.
Scishowkids YouTube Channel
This science channel is kid friendly for your 2-3 grade students. I do use this with my 4-6th grade students that may be struggling with reading and can still learn vocabulary in a friendly way.
All the videos are 5 minutes or less and cover lots of topics. She has a lot of videos about winter that are non-fiction, so you can cover tier II vocabulary, main idea, answering wh-questions, summarizing and articulation carryover.
Winter Commercials To Target Inferencing
Winter commercials can be great for targeting inferencing, perspective taking and making predictions based on the clues in the video and our background knowledge. This is a fave commercial of mine!
Winter Wordless Short Videos
This wordless short video has so many opportunities for working on inferencing. Teaching inferencing has shown to improve student’s reading comprehension. This is a great video to work on background knowledge and clues to make inferences.
You can work on applying the tier II vocabulary words for “predicting,” while using this video.
This video is also great for summarizing, answering wh -questions, looking for body language clues, inferring emotions and story retell.
YouTube Videos for Winter Read Alouds
Personally, I think hearing a book read out loud by a person is the best way to read a book to children. There are more organic moments to pause and let kids share what they see or questions they may have during the story.
But, if you need a book and don’t have time to get something at the library, then YouTube read alouds can allow you to still use that winter book in therapy. YouTube has a lot of different books available, so if there is a winter book you want to read, I bet there is a channel that has it available!
America’s Funniest Videos
Did you watch America’s Funniest Videos as a kid? I think that show is still on TV.
These winter videos can be great for targeting actions, creating complex sentences, making predictions and taking about how to make empathetic comments/questions when someone gets hurt during winter activities. If you want to see how I use these videos with middle school students, head to this blog post.
What Winter YouTube videos do you like to use in therapy?
I am always looking for new videos to incorporate in my therapy! If you have any great winter YouTube videos, share the link in the comments. I hope this blog post gave you lots of ideas for your next lesson! Free videos can make therapy planning a lot easier because there is less prep involved. You still get the engagement and focus on goals without the stress!