This song board is useful and fun when working with individuals or groups of children. It can be used with children who benefit from the use of visuals, children with speech or language needs, children who are hearing impaired, children with autism, or children with intellectual disabilities. Singing songs is an engaging way to create a break or transition between activities. Pairing actions with the words to the song also provides fine motor practice. One may also use sign language signs for some of the words in the song.
To use this song board, either laminate the board after printing or glue the board to cardboard and cover with contact paper. Place a small piece of Velcro on the back of each monkey picture. In addition, place five small pieces of Velcro across the bed. As you sing the song (or request a student helps) pull one monkey off the board as you sing “Fell off the board and bumped her/his head.”
This song board can be used when focusing on phonological/articulation goals, specifically the velar “back sound” K. In addition, this song board can also be used while focusing on oral language vocabulary, questions answering, plurals, sequencing, imitation, turn taking or language expansion.