April 14, 2015 2 min read
Board games tend to be designed for older children, but preschool speech therapy games can play an important role in Therapy with toddlers and preschoolers, especially when encouraging turn-taking.
When you are considering which board games to add to your resources cupboard, remember that the more complicated games, and the ones that take a long time to play, may trigger tantrums.
Board games for toddlers tend to be very adaptable. I like to set aside the recommended rules for playing the games and invent my own ways to play.
For example, one of the sturdiest and most loved board games in my Speech Therapy resources collection is the Shopping List Memory Gamefrom Orchard Toys.
Each player has a shopping cart and list. The aim of the game is to be the first player to buy all the items on your list. The game is a fun way of helping younger children develop the turn-taking skills they will need when holding a conversation. But I have also adapted it in these ways:
Use these top tips for choosing board games to use in Speech Therapy with very young children:
When asked for their input on our Facebook page, our Teaching Talking fans came up with these suggestions for their favorite preschool Speech Therapy games for little ones:
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