Kristin Cummings, SLP of Simply Speech is having a simply wonderful and helpful linky party of our favorite board games of 2014. A sampling of hers are in the picture below. Also, click on the picture to be sent to the linky party to read more about her favorite games and to see which other SLP bloggers have linked up! We hope you get some new game ideas for your speech therapy room for 2015!
Here were our favorite games we used in our speech therapy rooms in 2014! We included links to Amazon if you would like to go there to buy one or two for yourself.
It was very hard to choose! Other games that get an honorable mention from us are:
Cariboo– (this is used the most by us probably, but it’s not available for purchase at Amazon), Kerplunk, Lucky Ducks, Crocodile Dentist, Honey Bee Tree, Topple, Chutes and Ladders, Operation, deck of cards, Uno, Twister, Scrambled Eggs, Don’t Say It, AB Seas, Scrabble Alphabet Soup, Don’t Spill The Beans, Sequence for Kids, HedBanz, Hi Ho Cherry-O, Let’s Go Fishin, Trouble, Jenga, Sorry, Monkeying Around, Checkers, Would You Rather? and good ole’ Candy Land!
Our top games we used in 2014 all promoted movement, turn-taking (so we can target a speech goal while playing them), and bring a fun challenge of some sort to the therapy room. The kids love them and so do we!
In addition, our own games get used a ton in our therapy room too, so we thought that we would mention that we have a custom category over at Teachers pay Teachers that reads: GAMES! Here is a sampling of some of our most bought games and game boards. We always love reading the fun feedback that we receive from people who have purchased them! They tell us that these games don’t ever leave their desks because the students love them so much. We just smile big time because we love knowing that the students are having fun while they are learning!
We hope you find this list helpful! Perhaps there’s a game or two that you didn’t know about or one or two that you’ve been meaning to purchase for your therapy room? Remember to head over to Simply Speech to get more game ideas!