That is the “word” that came to mind when I examined this wonderful set of
activities from the Activity Tailor.
an opportunistic therapist? What exactly does that mean? This means you help
your students by taking advantage of every
that takes experience and extra effort. But with this set of ideas and activities, it
is much easier. Kim, the
Activity Tailor, has a packet that fits this approach perfectly – Playtime for
the title states, this wonderful
set of ideas and materials focuses on S-Clusters. I have SO many students who
omit the /s/ phoneme resulting in cluster-reduction. During a therapy session, it is very important for
them to get in as many repetitions as possible.
Kim’s packet makes it easy and FUN. AND it fits in perfectly with the
some brief descriptions of some of the activities from
I have actually searched for this trash can unsuccessfully. It is shaped like a
basketball hoop! Every time the child makes a basket, they shout “Score!”
Simple, engaging and you will get lots of repetitions. It is indeed, a score.
Away. All you need is play-doh, a container and a spoon. The child says
“Scoop” every time they lift out a ball of play-doh. I might have them practice “spoon,” as
gross motor involvement, she has a game for them to play focusing on the /sk/
cluster. Game cards are included. Gets them up and moving while practicing!
drop is easy and fun. All you need are
spoons and a bucket. I remember playing a game like this at birthday parties.
Again, simple, fun and effective.
Halloween is coming (hint-hint).
clusters. There is a gross and a fine motor version of this game.
you love smashing bubble wrap? Therapy for the therapist, oh yes and the kids
love it too. Key word: Smash!
the youngest child knows and therefore, is an excellent target.
opportunities for practice.
I can’t go further without saying that Kim’s packet coordinates PERFECTLY with
my Cycles for S-Cluster Reduction! We
both have “Listening Lists” designed for auditory bombardment, which is an
important component of the cycles approach. I like that several of her
activities incorporate gross motor skills, while mine are more fine-motor
you have kids who need to work on S-Clusters, check out both packets!