Today’s blog entry is a change of pace for us, as we are featuring our first guest blog. When I read this featured blog last week, I thought this is totally a 2 Gals type blog and needs to be shared with our readers. This is a repost of Reka’s blog from her site (http://easyspeakideas.blogspot.com) Reka is a beautiful, shoe-lovin’ SLP from Barbados who has graciously allowed us to share this with you. I love this idea and know without a doubt you will love it too.
First of all I'd like to thank you all for your feedback on my last blog post "Green Analogies". I really appreciate it and am glad that you liked my random ramblings. I was able to draw reference to the analogy last night, as I gave a talk to a church congregation on children's speech and language development, and it was well received :)
Those who have been following my blog, would know that I love making resources, and I love when therapy tools can be used for a range of topics. Last week I bought my most useful therapy tool so far: my magnetic white board. It was on sale too!
Everyone loves it and I've been trying to find lots of different ways to use it in therapy. This was aided by my trusty laminator and some adhesive magnetic strip.
I wanted to share with my readers some of the cool uses of my new companion:
This one worked on categorizing sky, sea and land, as both a receptive and an expressive task.
This next one is my favourite, as I love the "Five little monkeys" rhyme. The children love that Mr. Crocodile can actually snatch the monkeys off the "tree".
The next one I adapted from a file folder game which works on big and little. Children have to choose the big or little object called, then put it on the appropriate side of the board.
Another one I made up on the spot was for prepositions 'on' vs 'under', which worked a lot better than I thought.
It also came in handy when I had to quickly draw some minimal pairs for /s/ and /n/ in final position, but those ones I definitely won't dare to share (they were ridiculed enough during the session).
These are my newest resources so far for my white board, but I have a few running around in my head which I will try to make over the next week, and share as an update to this post.
I want to hear from you readers. Do you use white boards in therapy? How do you use them?
Thanks for reading :)
Aren't those just the best ideas? Thanks Reka for sharing your creative ideas with us!
I hope you will bookmark Reka's blog site and become a regular follower.
We will see you next week!
Leah and Dean