Like so many of the super duper resources, ‘Wh’ Bingo was specifically designed for children with communication difficulties and each resource targets a select area within the communication spectrum. ‘Wh’ Bingo as the name implies is a a bingo style game which consist of a deck of different ‘wh’ questions that has matching answers located throughout the bingo cards. The aim of the game is to answer all the questions in a row correctly first as the questions arise.
About ‘Wh’ Question Bingo
Here are some of the reasons why I thought this resource was useful for children with speech and language difficulties:
- The game consists of a range of different boards, each targeting a different ‘wh’ question including ‘what’, ‘who’, ‘when, ‘where’ and ‘why’. This means you can target the individual’s exact area of weakness, and progressively chose more difficult question types as you go. There is also a final combo card one the individual has mastered all question types which mixes up all the ‘wh’ questions to make sure they fully understand the difference between each question and the type of answer that is required. This is also a good way to pick up which type of question the individual may be having difficulty with and go back to the question board with just those questions to do some extra practice.
- The written questions and answers are also accompanied by pictures in case the child is not yet able to read. The pictures on the cards are cartoon style drawings with lots of colour to keep children engaged and concept of the bingo game is one some kids already know or can be easily explained and one most children really enjoy playing.
- There are multiple cards so the game can be played with more than one player, making it great for group therapy or getting the family involved in speech therapy at home.
- The game can also be used for targeting speech sounds in conversation. The ‘w’ sound appears in every questions so it can be used successfully to target this speech sound throughout the game.
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This article was written by our Speech Pathologist Ashleigh Fattah who is a Speech Pathology Australia member. If you have speech pathology related questions, make an appointment. We‘ll provide you with simple and effective therapy targeted to your concerns. Contact us today.