linking up with Simply Speech to discuss favorite board games.
junkie! Naturally, I use them in speech because there are MANY ways to enhance
therapy by using them. Of course, a game format can be highly motivating to
This game is fantastic because it is appealing to young children and includes manipulatives. Two dice, one multi-color and one multi-shape
are included. The player rolls both dice which indicate what shape to find on
the board. When I use this game, the student must tell me the shape and color
before looking for it on the board. It is GREAT for basic concepts as well as
confrontational naming. I have not seen a better format for practicing these
obvious way to use this game is to have the student complete a task card before
awarding him/her with a sword to push into the barrel. The round ends when a
sword triggers the spring loaded pirate, which then flies out of the barrel.
Catch: you never know which sword will activate the spring mechanism. Such fun!
long-time favorite Mystery Garden, by Ravensburger. Notice a trend? I
LOVE Ravensburger games. I will share
my personal fave at the end of this post.
on reasoning skills as well as using is/are can/do/does question formations. It
is basically a 20-questions type of game where one must use deductive reasoning
to identify an item on the board. One person draws a card depicting one item on
the board. The other players must ask questions that can ONLY be answered “yes”
or “no.” The object of the game is to figure out the item in a limited number
of questions. That number can be adjusted according to the skill level of the
recommendation. Some older students also like this game, but it is more
challenging for most students. I have a fourth grader who LOVES it and will do
numerous repetitions of his R words/phrases/sentences to play this. Without further ado, I present The Amazing
Labyrinth by, you guessed it, Ravenburger!
This game is a moving maze and you must use visual problem-solving skills to play it effectively. I absolutely LOVE this game! And yes, there are plenty of opportunities to practice articulation and sentence formulation skills as play proceeds.