Therapy Resource Ideas
After hearing on the virtual grapevine about Rory’s story cubes, I decided to check them out as a possible addition to our therapy resource arsenal. I’d previously used home-made paper cubes for narrative, sentence building type activities – but these tended to get demolished quite quickly (clients love rolling – the anticipation!).
As a result I was pretty happy that these dice like cubes were a durable advancement on my flimsy paper cubes. I was also pretty happy to find that these story cubes are cheap (about AU $15).
I know they’ve been on the market for a while, but for anyone (teachers, SLP’s, parents) who is not familiar with them, here are some suggestions for how to get the most out of Rory’s story cubes:
- Activities for associating ideas to construct a coherent story
- Narrative building – integrating characters, settings, problem and resolution.
- Sentence building and structures (using 3-4 dice)
- Vocabulary building (integrate curriculum words with cube pictures). Encourages creativity and utilises visual imagery.
I’m sure you would also be able to integrate the cubes into articulation therapy or fluency work as well.
There are new editions and variations of the cube set including actions, voyages and a MAX set (which may be a useful option for children with fine motor difficulties etc.) The ‘Action’ set has 54 different verbs which would be perfect for working on verb tense, opposites, conjunctions and as above, narrative building.
You can have a look at the cubes at Rory’s Story Cubes