Monday, June 8, 2020

Using Sports in Speech

Hi Everyone,

This crazy school year is finally over. Now is the time to enjoy the summer and maybe prep for the Fall. I hope that the Fall finds us all back in school. I think one of the things I have missed the most is Sports.  Football, basketball and baseball have all been on my mind.  I created a Sports Custom category in my store, so that my sports products are easy to find. Click here to check it out.

I created this Football themed Freebie that I wanted to share with you. My spin, say and cover activities are always fun. I made a free football set that targets initial articulation sounds, past tense verbs and fall vocabulary words.


                      CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD the Football Spin, Say and Cover freebie.

You can color the footballs, smash dough onto them, use dot art stampers, mini objects, erasers or pom poms to cover the footballs. If you are still doing teletherapy you can screen share the pdf and allow your students to annotate the footballs.

If you are missing sports I have been busy making printables and Boom Cards using football, basketball, baseball and soccer themes. I couldn't be more excited that basketball is back!!!! July 31st is not that far off. I made a game that can be played with or without a small basketball hoop.  You could also use a garbage can or make the small bag hoop that is included in the file .

Articulation & Language Basketball Game

If you are missing Baseball I made a fun set of Articulation Boom Learning Cards. I don't know if we will see baseball summer.

 Articulation Baseball Boom Cards
Articulation Baseball Boom Cards

Football is right around the corner. Will we see training camps this summer? Hopefully we will. One of the things I will be making this Fall are my Football Articulation and Language Craft Characters.

Sports Articulation & Language Craft Characters

I hope that you enjoy your summer break and the Football themed Freebie when we all go back to school. Enjoy your summer.

Friday, February 21, 2020

Interactive Speech Therapy Idea

I love activities that are both interactive and easy.  I recently found these amazing spinners on Amazon.  Math teachers have been using them for a while.  I just love them for Speech therapy.  I place them on top of the worksheet or game and the kids love them.

I created a whole set of spin, say and cover activities that I can use with them.  (If you don't have the spinners you can also use a dice, or paper clip and pencil.)  They are so easy to use.  Print the page that meets each student's goal.  Place the spinner on top.  Spin and then say the targets.  After that you cover 1-3 items.  You can use dot markers, dough, mini erasers, markers, paint sticks, small objects, crayons or game pieces to cover the pictures. It is so easy and fun. It is also perfect for mixed groups. Each set has initial, medial and final articulation pages, vocabulary, verbs and rhyming.

Seasonal BUNDLE

Seasonal BUNDLE

I recently sent a sample of my Spring bees Spin, Say and Cover to all of my newsletter followers.  It included initial articulation targets, spring vocabulary and verbs. I love this new product and wanted to share it will my followers.

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    Saturday, January 18, 2020

    Penguins in speech and language therapy

    One of my favorite themes to use in Speech is Penguins.  They are cute and adorable making them one of my favorite animals.
    Penguin Book:
    The book I am using in this theme is Be Brave, Little Penguin.  It is a really cute story about a little penguin that is afraid to go swimming.  He feels alone, because all his friends are swimming and having fun.  Little Penguin’s mother helps him get over his fear, so at the end he can play with all his friends.  One of the things I like to do with this story is talk about how his friends could have helped. I am also continuing to target vocabulary skills with this book.
    ·        Vocabulary: penguin, igloo, ocean, scared, brave, splash, dive, monsters, kiss, tall, short, fat, thin, biggest and smallest                                                                        
    ·        Verbs:  Swimming and diving                                                                   
    ·        Pronoun:  he, his, them, their, and her

    Penguin Games:
    A fun interactive game I love to use is Pile Up Penguin.  The goal of the game is to put your penguins on the iceberg.  If they fall off you have to take all the penguins that fell.  The first person who has no penguins left wins. 
    This game can easily be turned into a reinforcing game. 
    ·        Select articulation or language cards for each student.
    ·        Have your student say each target as they put the penguins on their cards.
    ·        Then have each student take turns putting on a penguin.
    ·        If penguins fall off have them put them back on their cards (saying the target again)
    ·        I like to let the winner knock all the penguins off. 
    I created a game companion that also goes with this game that I use in place of the cards. I also use the mats as smash mats.
     Game Companion

    I also created a spinner game if you are not able to get a Penguin game.  This spinner is perfect for a Penguin theme or Valentine’s Day. As you play the game you collect hearts.  The person with the most hearts wins.
     Penguin Game Spinner

    Penguin Interactive Activity:
    The last activity I use is a Feed the Penguin articulation and language fish. 
    ·        Each student creates a penguin.
    ·        I put the fish all around the room.
    ·        Each student looks for a fish with their target sound or skill on it.
    ·        They practice the target and feed the fish to the penguin.
     Feed the Penguin

    I hope that you found some activities that you can use with your students.  I have combined all of these activities into a BUNDLE.