Transform learning with our ORIGINAL hands-on feltboard bear! Teddy Talker™ Foundation Kit enables the child to actually construct the sounds by directly using movable pieces to represent the lips, teeth and tongue.
Teddy Talker® has this special CUE system built into the manipulatives and visuals of our child-friendly bear to represent these features:
• voice: bowtie red=voice off; bowtie green=voice on
• nasal sounds: honey on Teddy's nose
• windy sounds: breath
Additional manipulatives represent key elements such as voicing, breath and nasal features. Teddy's feltboard is approximately 17x20 inches. Children build sounds on the board using touch and movement to unlock the mystery of what goes on inside the mouth! The front of the board shows what happens that is visible on the lips, and the back allows a puppet tongue to demonstrate tongue movement.
This is multisensory, practice AND it is fun! The child is directly involved in both showing and telling Teddy “how” to produce the sounds. As Teddy's "teacher", the child is processing what they learned through several senses.
The front of the board allows construction of sound based on looking at what is visible on Teddy’s mouth. The back of the board allows a child to actually visualize what happens behind Teddy’s teeth, for an “inside” view!
Through the simultaneous introduction of the printed letter, the child can also learn that a single letter can represent a corresponding phoneme.
The Teddy Talker™ Foundation Kit includes Teddy Talker™ Front and Back of Bear Board, puppet tongue, articulators, cues, speech bubble, Learning Letters, special carry tote, Instructional Manual.
You can combine the Foundation Kit with Mouth Position Cards 5x7 Laminated
Articulation: Teddy Talker™ Mouth Position Cards with Reinforcement Rhymes 5x7 Laminated
for a special COMBO discounted price, too!
Multisensory Articulation: Teddy Talker® Combo
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