April 14, 2015 2 min read
I always like to use regular speech language games whenever possible in my Speech Therapy Practice – so I thought it would be good to share some of the best board games for speech therapy that I’ve tested! I think using regular games helps kids to feel less singled out, it’s usually cheaper than buying specialist resources.
Board games have long been a staple of childhood development. There’s a host of academic functions being put to use when our children play board games.
Whether it’s reading the cards for the next clue, or drawing crazy pictures to describe a word or sentence, the best board games for speech therapy all have a little bit of educational value tucked inside the good-hearted competition of the game.
Youngsters are encouraged to recognize numbers on the dice and put their counting skills to use as they count of the number of paces they can move. Many popular board games let us put our math skills to use to count up all our money and see who’s winning!
Board games are also great for developing your child’s social skills and manners. Every child will at some point have an absolute meltdown if they don’t win, but eventually they will come to terms with fair play, honesty and the value of playing just for fun. Learning to take turns, share and be a good sport all come from a night of playing games with the family.
Some of the best board games for speech therapy on the market today are the same ones you played when you were a kid, so you may recognize some of the names below.
(And check out these great speech language games for middle-schoolers!)