Another Monday has come and gone. Only eight more sleeps until Christmas, and only four more days until winter break! I'm so looking forward to this break.
For today's Materials Monday I am uploading a Minimal Pairs Game for /t/ and /k/. I have two preschoolers who have problems with fronting, and one of my kiddos is pretty unaware of his speech issues. Oftentimes he will argue with me in speech saying, "I can SAY tat!" while of course saying TAT and not CAT. It would be cute if it wasn't frustrating!
I decided this student needs to understand the sounds he is making when speaking. My supervisor actually gave me this activity idea, so the credit actually goes to her. :)
The download includes 24 cards.
How to play?
1. If you just have one student working on fronting, do a memory game! Have the student find the match to the word you (the SLP) say.
2. If you have two students working on fronting, have them play the game like Old Maid or Go Fish. Have one student request a card ("Do you have tap?") and then the second student has to hand over the word that he or she heard. The goal is to have the student say, "No! I want TAP, not tap (when requesting cap)" with the hope that the student will become more aware of the difference between /k/ and /t/.
Download this for free here: Minimal Pairs Game
Now for a few quick announcements:
1. I am planning to post quite a few posts this week. I have a few app reviews to post and maybe a giveaway or two coming up. I also have a guest post that I will be posting soon.
2. As I am sure you all do, I have a two week break from school. During this time, I am also planning on taking a break from blogging. I just need a chance to recharge my batteries and come up with some more activities and ideas. I'm starting to run on fumes right now, but I'm thinking that's more due to the stress of the last week of school before a long break. Therefore, I just plan to spend my break with my family, my friends, and coming up with some new posts and activities. Feel free to continue to keep in touch via email or Facebook! I'll be on Facebook often during the break, so feel free to drop by and leave a message. :)
Since I may not get to say it later, I hope all of you have a wonderful Christmas holiday and a happy new year! 2013 will hopefully be a fantastic year for all of us! Stay safe, healthy, and happy this holiday season.