Thursday, July 18, 2013

Love it and List it! Linky

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Hey everyone!  I'm going to be linking up with Jenna's Love it & List it over at Speech Room News.

This is going to be a regular monthly feature.  This month, Jenna is asking us to share our favorite games with you.  Here are some of my favorites that I haven't already blogged about:

Pesky Pirates:

We used "Pesky Pirates" as an open ended game in my therapy room.  Basically, you try to collect coins as you play and the player with the most coins at the end is the winner!  This game is a fun addition to your pirate theme!



We all love Cranium's Cariboo, right?  Well Hullabaloo is pretty fun too!  You do need to have some space to play this game.  It comes with mats that go on the floor.  The mats all have specific attributes (color, shape, picture).  Each player starts on a purple mat (with a Cranium character) and once you press the button, they need to follow directions to move to another mat (e.g., "Spin to something you can eat," "Hop to a circle").  This game is great for following directions, learning attributes/categories, and listening comprehension.  The only downside to this game is that the speaker goes too fast.  I wish there was an option to slow it down or pause it.  Sometimes I just skip the speaker and give my own directions!



Zingo is a great game for preschool. As you may have guessed from the name, it's a twist on a bingo game.  There are two sides to each card.  The green has less complex vocabulary and the red, slightly more complex.  All of the cards consist of basic nouns (from what I remember, my game is at school!). The game is sturdy with plastic tiles that get placed in the red machine to start.  To "draw" tiles, kids must swipe the handle of the red machine back and forth (like an old fashioned credit card swiper).  They love it!

Snail's Pace Race:

Snail's Pace Race by Ravensburger has been one of my favorite therapy games since undergrad!  This game is probably a staple in many therapy rooms, but I figured I'd share if you're not familiar with it.  The coolest thing about this game is that the kids don't win/lose, the snails do!  We all have those groups that are competitive and want to win above all else, right?  Well this game eliminates the "sore loser syndrome"!

That's about all I can think of without actually being in my therapy room!  What are your favorite games to use in therapy?

PS, Thank you Jenna for hosting this linky!  
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