These cards are 8 1/2 by 11 (unless you decide to trim them to square), large pictures which are great for using large muscle groups. They can be used outside on those nice spring days or inside if you have room. The have crisp, clear illustrations that are friendly for non readers/kinders.
Ideas for use: These cards are the size of standard paper so using them involves large muscle groups and is great for those kids who have a hard time sitting still to play a game with small cards.
Just print these out either in color or in black and white, attach to card stock, laminate if desired and off you go! Also great to give to parents and students for home and summer work. Developed and tested by Speech Pathologists in the schools in multi-cultural environments
Ideas for use:
1. Standard go fish game-deal 3 cards to each person and put the deck in the middle. Each person must ask for the matching card. This is a great way to work on the initial /s/ in carrier phrases.
2. Memory game-place all cards face down on the ground and each person takes turns choosing two to make matches. This is the ideal context to practice initial /s/ at the word level. Or, hide them around the playground or outdoor spaces and have them say their sound 5-10 times before they get to go find them. The one with the most matches wins.
3. Collect ‘em: Using a shuffled deck, the therapist says “I’ll show you a card, and you say the word that on the picture. If you get it, you keep the card, if not, I keep it.” You can score it by counting cards or matching pairs.
There are other good GO FISH sets out there, but none will rival these high quality, professional, engaging illustrations. More importantly, all GO FISH BLITZ words are carefully selected for context for ideal set up for success, maximizing the help of coarticulation. Finally, all sets are tested with real kids in real schools by real SLP's in multicultural environments.
If you need the cards in regular playing card size, check them out here: Artic. Go Fish for /s/ initial position
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