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Fink Again and Get it Wight

“th” and “ r” are late sounds to develop in the speech of children, and often need some help from you. This pack has clear instructions about what to do, and includes dominoes and board games to help him to generalise these new skills into everyday speech.

Age 6 – 11

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The first part of this pack focusses on children listening for the difference between "th" and "f", being able to say a clear "th", and getting it into everyday speech. Games and activities are included. The second part helps with distinguishing between "w" and "r", making the sound, and using it. Fun games include "Get it Wight, "Rominoes" and a board game for practice. "He loved the board games, and it gave lots of opportunities for practice. What a clever idea." Pat Barwell, Parent of child with dyslexia, Watford

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First Sentences

When children take that massive leap from single words to using their first sentences they need help and encouragement to use their new found skill. These 7 simple lotto games model and encourage: singular and plural, position words, big and little and colours.

Age 3 upwards

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Includes: What colour am I?, Snack Time, Singular or Plural, Hide and Seek, Big or Little?, Describe me 1 and 2 "The children love the "Hide and Seek" game, I think because the pictures are so clear" Andy Hammond, Deputy Head, Wiltshire

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Listen Up

Tune in to animal sounds, people sounds, minimal pairs, and then move on to listen for the subtle differences between individual speech sounds.  A vital forerunner to direct speech work.

Includes 10 fun activities for children aged 3 – 9

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Sound bingo, minimal pairs, listening for initial sounds - all in one handy pack. "A refreshing collection of listening activities with inspiring artwork. Just what we needed" Edward Scrimshire, Teaching Assistant, Liverpool

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Making Sense

Most children have a natural feel for the subtle “rules” of conversation, but some children really struggle to understand the importance of: turn taking, keeping on topic and the mysteries of idioms and figurative speech.
An excellent resource for improving social interaction skills across the board.

10 activities for children ranging from age 5 -11

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Activities include: Do I mean "yes" or "no" - understanding confusing statements Tell me about it - maintaining conversations Talking Points - staying on topic My Turn to Speak 1 and 2 - taking turns in conversations Keep it Going - tellling a story, narrative skills It's a Piece of Cake & That Takes the Biscuit - understanding figures of speech Think of an Idiom - remembering figures of speech Explain to the Alien - explaining a whole concept, knowing how much to say "The most helpful resource I have seen for a very long time" Hilda Blakenmore, Special Needs Advisor, Leicestershire

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Mind Reading

This totally new collection of games is to help children with Autistic Spectrum Condition understand the thoughts of others. It addresses the complex skills of: understanding facial expressions, working out what other people might be thinking, verbal reasoning and inference.
Witty, humorous, and at times hilarious!

6 activities for children age 7-11+

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Activities include: How do you feel? - matching thoughts and facial expressions Read my Mind - recognising facial expressions Face to Face - discriminating expressions and feelings What are they saying? - gaining inference from contexts and situations Weather forecast - gaining inference from phrases and conversations What's that you said? - recognising non verbal communication "Simple and easy to use with children on the Autistic Spectrum" Julie Keen, Autism West Midlands

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Mouth Gymnastics

Can you pull a face like this dog? Can you lick like this cat? Children can’t help but be amused by these innovative ideas to practise movements of the tongue and lips. Seven innovative activities with fantastic pictures to hold the child’s attention.  A comical introduction to making speech sounds.

Age 3 – 7

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"What fantastic pictures! Dyspraxia help made fun at last!" Michael Woodland, parent, Wiltshire

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My First Words

A simple-to-use assessment and teaching pack for children who are just beginning to talk. These 7 entertaining lotto games and accompanying record sheet enable you to assess which vocabulary the child already knows, identify exactly what to target next, and record progress across the term.

Age 2 -5

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Based on the first 100 words of child development. Games 1 - 5 are nouns (objects) and games 6 and 7 are verbs (actions) Simple, clear, and effective for assessment and teaching. "The record of progress is SO useful, thankyou for helping my child" Lindsay Layton, Parent, Worcestershire

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Question Time

In order to become independent learners, children need to be able to ask questions of their teachers, their peers, and of themselves. These 8 enjoyable activities develop skills in asking WH questions in a lighthearted way.

Age 4 -11

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Includes: Who, what where, when? What's on my back (Games 1, 2 and 3 of increasing complexity) Take me Home Lost Property Guess what I am doing! Ask me a Question "Speak Clearly Teaching Tools are such fun to use. Each collection has so many good ideas" Lynda Boston, SENCo, Halesowen

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Rhyme Time

Training children in phonological awareness has a direct impact on later reading skills. It also helps children with unclear speech to figure out which sounds and syllables are where. This collection addresses: building compound words, recognising and generating rhyme and is a cheerful addition to any primary classroom.

Age 4-8

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What's on the CD Rhyming Pairs 1&2 Rhyming Odd one Out 1&2 Rhyme Time 1 2 & 3 Find the Rhyme Find my Partner 1 & 2 (compound words) "Absolutely perfect for children who struggle with rhyme. Enough ideas to keep me going all term. So glad to have found you" Petra Littleton, Primary Resource Manager, Mickleover.

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Sounds Right 1

Some children continue to have difficulties with speech sounds, even when starting school or nursery. This pack has a simple assessment tool so you can figure out where to start, and then ready-prepared activities to help with the sounds ck, l, s, sh and f

Age 4+

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Includes an assessment tool and instructions and activities to help children with speech sounds: My soup is too salty! Ship ahoy! Loop the Loop Fishing for Fun Catch me Quick "An excellent resource, and so easy to follow, Thankyou!" Jessica Sheridan, SLT assistant, Kings Heath

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Sounds Right 2

Some children continue to have difficulties with speech sounds, even when starting school or nursery. A partner to Sounds Right 1, this pack has a simple assessment tool so you can figure out where to start, and then ready-prepared activities to help with b, g, p, v, and t

Age 4+

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Includes an assessment tool to get you started, and fun activities to help make and practise speech sounds Teaching "t" Perfecting "p" Grasping "g" Brushing up on "b" and "Salt and Vinegar" "The Assessment Tool really helped me to work out where to start. From then on it was easy!" Jane Reynolds, Senco, Stockport

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Speech & Language Compendium

HUGE SAVING for SENCOS

A complete set of all thirteen collections in one handy pack.  PLUS: heaps of extra activities not yet released on our individual CDs.

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Includes the activities from all 13 CDs, plus our new pack Lotto Galore, which has 45 activities for practising all the speech sounds at beginning middle and end of words. "Fantastic, everything I need for Speech and Language work all in one handy resource." Sarah Moore, SLT, West Midlands

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Spiders And Snails

Missing off the “s” in blends is a perfectly normal stage in speech development. We’ve all heard children say “PIDER” for “spider”.

Most children simply grow out of it, but some children get stuck, and are still doing it at 4 or even 5 years old. These 10 games are designed to help children to listen for s blends, pronounce them correctly, and have fun as they learn!

Age 4+

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Includes an assessment tool to work out where to start, and all you need for the following activities: Listen out for Snakes - minimal pairs and listening activity How to help a child to make s blends Practising simple s blends S blend dominoes Snakes and Steps - a variation on Snakes and Ladders but with lots of chances to practise s blends Stick and Stamp on It & Scarecrows and Skeletons - simple lotto games to practice s blends Complex s blends & Screaming for Strawberries - introducing words with 3 sounds at the beginning "Innovative and Inspiring. A breath of fresh air" Jessica Printop, SLTA, Surrey

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Word Families

These entertaining categorisation games help children to recognise similarities, differences, and links between concepts.

Helps with vocabulary and word retrieval.

Age 4 -11

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Also useful for verbal reasoning. Can they explain their answers? Includes: We belong together 1 & 2 Why are these alike? - explaining concepts Moving House - Categorising everyday objects Odd one Out Similar or Different? Misfits 1 & 2 Happy Families High Five 1 & 2 - generating items from a category Link it, More Links and Find the Link - for verbal reasoning and vocabulary development "Wish I'd had this years ago. The children love them, and it has saved me so much time" Sally Millar, Y1 teacher, Basingstoke

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“An invaluable resource for busy teachers and therapists.  Highly beneficial and remarkably easy to use”

Julia Lloyd, SLT, Luton

“Simple, practical and the children love them! Just what we needed.”

Debbie Coates, Goodway Nursery, Birmingham