Running out of ideas for fun games to play with your kids when working on speech errors? The beach can be a fun place to work on speech while enjoying the sun. All you need is a bit of creative thinking and a couple of beach items and your ready to go.
Keep the Speech Ball going!
This game requires a beach ball and can be played with two or more people. Everyone in the group has to stand in a circle (everyone should stand closer together if playing with younger children and further away if the players are older. Once everyone is in place, select the sound you will be working on (e.g words start in with ‘r’) and say one word with the sound in it such as ‘rabbit’ then pass the ball to the next person in the circle. Each played must then take turns at saying a word that starts with ‘r’ until someone isn’t able to think of a word. As usual when your child is ready to step up to sentence level, incorporate a carrier phrase such as ‘I chose the word row’.
This game requires your child to instruct you on how to build a sandcastle, or secret sand fort. First choose the sound that you will be targeting, for example you may be working on the ‘b’ sound at the start in speech therapy sessions. Starting at word level you can get your child to tell you all the tools you will need to build the castle e.g. buckets, bowls, spade, sand etc. Once your child is able to say the ‘b’ words in isolation then you can step up to sentences. Your child can work on sentence level ‘b’ words by explaining to you step-by-step how to build the sandcastle.
For more information about speech pathology or Articulation Games at the Beach, make an appointment with our Speech Pathologist. Contact us today.