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Using Story Cubes for Therapy

story cubes therapyHave you ever looked at a game and wondered how to use it during sessions? A small set of little cubes may be the easiest solution for sessions on the go. Rory’s Story Cubes are small cubes which are a super versatile game. The original game has simple pictures on the six sides of each cube. All you need to do is make up activities to use the cubes within sessions to work on skills and goals. Now you can even add in additional sets of cubes with more topics and some with favorite characters from the world of entertainment. Imagine what fun kids can have at any age with this simple resource. Read More »

Activities for Younger Language Learners…

I Spy at the Park – Activities for Younger Language Learners Language acquisition doesn’t have to end over the summer. Indeed, there are a number of activities that are perfectly suited to outdoor adventures such as a trip to the local park. Use these outings as a fun opportunity to play language building games such as I Spy and Simon Says. Colors Colors are one of the easiest concepts to incorporate into a game of I Spy. Explain to the children the only hint they are allowed to give is the color of the object they see. It is then up to you to figure out what the object is. Encourage them to be as specific as they can – they can use words like maroon, lime green, or cherry red. This will allow them to practice their color vocabulary, encourage creativity, and help them identify objects of similar colors as you make guesses. Be sure to guess a variety of objects each turn, taking care to point them out in case the student is unsure of what each word is referring to. For example, if the child spies something purple, that is probably a flower, but there is a purple car, shirt, or sign nearby; include the other objects as well. Read More »