This new and exciting card game is designed to develop articulation and letter-sound connections in a fun-filled, multisensory way with Teddy Talker™!
The goal of the game is to produce the most frequent sound for each letter of the alphabet and to be able to name each letter. So we are Building Early Articulation and Reading Readiness. (Yes, that's our bear's B.E.A.R.R. focus!)
The Teddy Talker™ Mouth Pictures show Teddy making the sound on one side of the card, and the corresponding letter appears on the other. While teaching Teddy the alphabet and its sounds (phoneme-grapheme correspondence), players perform a variety of activities along the Bear Track Trail to fun-filled learning!
As you play, notice the use of visual, auditory, tactile (touch) and kinesthetic (movement) modalities to engage all senses. All activities are aligned with the Teach Together Toolkit™.
The instructions explain what and how children are learning through each B.E.A.R.R. card, and include a chart with associations and unique Teddy Talker™ cues for each sound. Support visualization as students learn how to get their mouths ready to produce sounds and name the corresponding letters. Teddy, our friendly bear, provides visual cues for:
- voice: bowtie red=voice off; bowtie green=voice on
- nasal sounds: honey on Teddy's nose
- windy sounds: breath
The game can be played by four individuals, or more through partners or teams. There are 56 playing cards in a clear case.
Use this tool alone or in combination with other Teddy Talker™ products for fun-filled learning! If you like Teddy's card game, you may also want to follow Teddy's bear tracks to:
Alphabet and Articulation: Teddy Talker™ Alphabet Chart
Articulation and Reading Readiness: Teddy Talker™ Build and Say B.E.A.R.R. Pack
to BUILD Teddy's sounds during the game!!
Articulation: Teddy Talker™ Mouth Position Cards with Reinforcement Rhymes
Articulation and Literacy for Home & School: Teddy Talker Teach Together Toolkit