Thursday, July 18, 2013

Love it & List it: My Top 5 Therapy Games!

Jenna over at Speech Room News asked all of us bloggers what our favorite games were to use in speech.  She's got a fun new Love It & List It linky party going on, so today I'm linking up with her blog and sharing my favorites!


Click on the above graphic to go to the original post at Speech Room News!  So, here is my list of top 5 games to use in therapy!

Disclaimer: This post contains Amazon affiliate links. :)

1.  Guess Who Extra
If you are an SLP, you probably have Guess Who!  My kiddos love the "extra" version, since it comes with 6 different cards and themes to choose from: animals, appliances, silly faces, etc.  This game is great for working on articulation carry-over, asking/answering questions, describing, turn-taking, and more.


2.  Trouble


I probably drag out trouble every few weeks for my articulation groups.  It's a perfect reinforcer, and I can get several trials out of each turn.  I have them say a word the amount of times the number says on the die.  It can also be fun to use with card decks between rounds.


3.  Don't Break the Ice


Of course I love Don't Break the Ice, especially for articulation and sight words!  If you aren't familiar with how I use it in therapy, check out THIS post and THIS post!  :)


4.  Boggle Jr.


I like Boggle to work on reading and phonological skills.  I don't always play as directed.  The letter cubes are great for manipulating sounds and working on different awareness tasks.



5.  Zingo


Zingo is a cute game for building vocabulary, matching, describing, following directions, and more.  I change it and play it lots of different ways.  Kids love it!



What games do you play in speech?



10 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness, Boggle was one of my fav's! I should see if my mom still has mine from when I was a kid! Thanks for linking up!

    Jenna
    Speech Room News

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    1. Haha! Boggle never gets old! Thanks for the fun linky! :)

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  2. Haha, I was worried about putting Hungry Hungry Hippos on my list, because it's so noisy... I see you have a few noisy games on your list, too! And I'm def going to check out "Guess Who? Extra" now that I see it here. Thanks for the idea!
    Julie
    Wide World of Speech Therapy

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    1. I love Hungry Hippos too! Sometimes you've got to get a little noisy. lol You should totally check out Guess Who Extra. There are so many more options!

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  3. I don't play "Don't Break the Ice" in therapy, just at home with my son. The game is awesome, but I totally HATE setting it up after what feels like 2 minutes of playing, lol! Zingo really is a great game...It's on my list and Miss Speechie's too! :)

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    1. Lol...I've gotten pretty fast at setting it up, especially since my groups ask to play it a lot. It usually take longer since we're saying words with it lol. And I LOVE Zingo too! It's great :)

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    1. Heehee! They love that pop-o-matic bubble!

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  5. I love "Don't Break the Ice"...so many fun ways to use it in therapy!

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  6. Love Don't Break the Ice-and guess who extra! It's fun to have more choices.

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