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Pin for the Wednesday: Great speech therapy game

Posted Jul 18 2012 6:12am

Welcome to Pin for the Wednesdays! I can’t wait to see what fun pins you are winning with this week! Mine is nothing crafty but it’s still really cool.  I love to use Pinterest to search for activities, games, and apps that are good for speech or occupational therapy or just for making learning fun.  Even though Sophie is out of therapy, I am still passionate about sharing these resources with parents whose kiddos are still receiving therapy.

I’ve reviewed plenty of apps from Super Duper Publications and I was pleased to find out from Ashley (who is a faithful PinFTW-er but also works for Super Duper) that Super Duper is also on Pinterest!  YAY!  So I went to check out their boards and was pleased to see that they had pinned this amazing speech therapy game, Lids & Lizards.  I re-pinned it to my board, here.

Lucky for me, Super Duper sent me Lids and Lizards to review, so Sophie and I got it out to play to determine whether or not it was a WIN.  (All opinions on the game are my own although Super Duper did provide the game for me.) I am happy to say that it is a BIG WIN!  Lids and Lizards is a game that teaches kids what categories things go in – which for Sophie was a concept that took some time to learn.  Our brain naturally wants to categorize things, but kids with a language delay like Sophie had have a hard time learning what things go in what groups.  Lids and Lizards teaches these concepts in a simple and fun way that is easy for a parent to facilitate and that a child will want to play.

Lids & Lizards comes with lids that you hide magnetic pictures under. The pictures are of all different categories.  You also randomly hide lizards under some of the lids. So it’s fun to a) discover what picture is under your lid and correctly name what category it goes into and b) find out if you’ve also got a lizard under that lid!  Whoever collects the most lizards wins the game.

There are also lots of ways to adapt this game for other speech activities – vocabulary, isolating one category at a time, inferences (where you describe the picture under your lid and see if your child or student can guess what it is) -it’s a just an excellent tool!

Sophie and I loved playing this together. Even though she knows all the categories and things now, she’s still excited to hunt for those lizards!  I can’t wait to share this game with another mom or dad who can use it at home to help their kiddo with language.

So, that’s my winning pin! What did you come up with? Leave your link below!  There are just a couple rules:

 

1) In your post, please link to your original source – the pin you got the idea from.

2) Make sure and link back to our original Pin For the Wednesdays Post here at Mommin’ It Up! (please!)

3) In the Mr. Linky below, leave a direct link to your Pin FTWednesdays post, not to your main website.

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