Helen noticed that Jenna Rayburn had started a linky for things she uses in therapy. This time the theme is “games I love”. So I thought I would join in. I don’t know if mine will be any different coming from England? I do have to say that like Jenna I love headbandz!
I have blogged about these before here, but they still one of my favourites. You can use them to cover so many targets and children of all ages love them. Mine are so well used I need to get another set! I bought mine from amazon.
Red dog blue dog.
This is a simple bingo style game with nice pictures in bold colours. It doesn’t take too long to finish so is good for children with shorter attention spans. Again you can use it for many targets, both language and phonology. Orchard toys are available from a number of shops and websites.
Monkey business game.
These have been around for ages, but children still love them. You have to carefully hang up the monkeys. If too many go on, or it’s unbalanced they fall down. Again this is available from a number of shops and websites.
There are a selection of different questions inside. Some are easy like where questions and some are hard with opinions and how questions. You can also make your own cards up. It just makes it more fun pulling them out of the box! I got mine from Smart Kids.
I know its not technically a game, but nearly all children love them and I would never be without a good pot of bubbles. My current favourite brand is gazillion bubbles. They are a little more expensive, but are more viscous, blow loads of great bubbles and I find even children with poor oro motor control can still blow bubbles with them. Available from Amazon.