Speech Therapy....... On my way home from school I saw....
We got this wonderful game from Freida van Staden a speech language pathologist
based in Sydney Australia.
This game allows your child to practice and use newly learnt sounds in
sentences and spontaneous speech.
Freida has several versions of this game to print from the browser along
with many other useful activities on her own site - http://members.tripod.com/Freida_vanStaden/SLP.htm
To play the game
Select the picture to see a larger view.
- You will need the game board, player pieces e.g. small plastic figures
and a number spinner (or two dice)
- All players start on the home square.
- Each player takes turns to spin the number spinner and move their
player piece the number of spaces shown, unless the arrow stops on miss
a turn or spin again.
- The player looks at the picture on the square they have landed on
and they have to say - 'On my way to school I saw...... e.g. a frog.
If possible try to encourage your child to make up a little story ,
just a couple of sentences rather than just saying what they see on
the picture e.g. On my way to school I saw a frog and he jumped into
- The winner is the first player to reach the school picture.
To make the game
Instructions on how to make your own on my
way to school I saw...... game.
To make a number spinner
click on the picture to get a larger view.
A number spinner can be used in place of dice for lots of games.
This is particularly useful if your child has a tendency to put
small objects, like dice, into their mouth.
If your child can't recognise numbers yet you could replace these
with dots as on the faces of dice.
Instructions on how to make a number