"Turtles and Tails" is a fun and engaging preschool game for targeting the phonological process of final consonant deletion (final /t/). The visualization of adjoining the turtle's "tail" and adding the word's final "tail sound" assists in improving your student's phonological awareness and self-monitoring skills.
This download includes:
- .pdf's of all eight turtles, their corresponding "tails", and stimulus pictures ready to be cut out and laminated. Stimulus pictures can be simply glued to the back of each turtle and tail before laminating; and
- A black-and-white turtle coloring page for reinforcement or multiple target word drills/trials which your student can color in a part of the turtle's shell for each target said correctly;
1) This game can be used for matching in which all turtles and tails are turned over with their photos facing down. Kids can take turns with the clinician/teacher in trying to match each turtle to its tail while producing the target word, with emphasis on the final consonant or "tail sound".
2) It is also easy to line up the turtles and their tails in two vertical lines at the end of the session and put them together for a final round of practice.
3) Another activity option is "hiding" all eight turtle's tails around the room and enlisting your student to help the turtles find their tails. Lots of language possibilities for this one!