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Monday, February 20, 2017
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Number of players: 2 or as a team of parent and child
Cards: 2 matching sets of the 9 heart cards, laminated
|Draw 2 sets of 9 different Valentine Heart Game Cards|
How to play: Each player/team has a one set of 9 different heart cards. One player draws a card from one of the decks of hearts. The player does not show the card to the other their opponent. Guess My Valentine game begins when the OTHER player asks questions about physical features of the face on their opponent’s hidden card.
Does your Valentine have a heart shaped nose?
Does your heart have sleepy eyes?
Does your heart have a frown?
Is your heart missing his nose?
Is your heart number three?
Is your Valentine happy?
All questions must be answerable with 'yes' or 'no'.
If the answer is no, then turn over all the hearts that answer no.
If the answer is yes, the hearts with _______ stay face up.
The players keep asking questions to narrow down the choices until he knows and is ready to guess the opponent’s Valentine card.
By modeling, children learn how to determine which hearts get turned down and which remain up.
I use Guess My Valentine with a range of ages and stages of listeners beginning with preschoolers. Playing the game is a natural two-way communication activity involving listening and responding as well as logical and deductive reasoning. It lends itself to auditory memory and processing plus a variety of listening and spoken language target areas depending on the child needs such as:
- vocabulary expansion
- critical elements
- asking questions
- grammatical structures
- use of clear speech
- turn taking
- listening to the other players
- Is/Does questions
- Using negative and contractions
- Using the proper use of has and have
When using Guess My Valentine, model and expect the child to ask all questions with:
Is your heart _____?
Does your heart have _____?
They must answer using full sentences/phrases, not a simple yes or no. There are four typical forms for an answer:
Yes, my heart has _____.
No, my heart doesn’t have _____.
Yes, my heart is _____.
No, my heart isn't _____.
Have fun and happy Valentine's Day!
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
My school aged Listeners have been having great fun engaging, listening and following directions with the game BackSeat Drawing by Out Of The Box Publishing.
The artists don’t know what they are drawing—they can only listen and follow the instructions given by another player which makes the ability to describe is a must.
Laughter erupts as players attempt to follow directions and to guess what is being drawn. This leads to targeting clarification and self-advocacy skills.
Check out THIS blog as an SLP focuses on ways to use this game for suggested goals for receptive language and auditory processing, as well as sequencing and organizing language.
Thursday, January 26, 2017
Take a look at Science Friday’s video featuring Vanderbilt's Rene Gifford’s research on image-guided cochlear implant programming and hear the story of audiologist Allyson who becomes a Ci recipient.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
I want to share a great new toy with endless goal areas for Auditory Verbal therapy. Rather that telling you how I am using Miffy feel free to share some of your ideas. But honestly, this is a must buy!
Miffy Hide and Seek is based on a timeless game. Once hidden from sight Miffy calls out “I am here, I am here!” which helps guide the players to listen and follow the sounds to the secret hiding place.
The enclosed picture cards can be used as clues to help find her or for beginning household vocabulary. Yes, locations words, turn taking, and localization are three of my hundreds of ideas to incorporate Milly into listening and spoken language lessons. What ideas do you have?