Every child who is in speech therapy to improve their articulation NEEDS to practice outside of their sessions with the SLP. I know you know you this. But sometimes, it can be like pulling teeth to get this accomplished….number one excuse? “I don’t have time”. Ha. Hahahahaha. My response…all you need is 5 minutes. And then I rattle off all the times in their day that I know they have 5 minutes. Tricky Ms. Alcorn 🙂 Then they say…”I didn’t have the paper with my words”. Well I have a solution! Artic Rings!
All you need to make these are some binder rings, index cards (cut in half), hole punch, and a writing utensil. I try to keep it fun, so I usually encourage markers/crayons for these.
Next, you write your speech words AND draw a picture. This makes it a little more fun…why? Don’t ask me, I just know it works! Punch a hole in the top of each card.
Then you add them to the ring and PRESTO CHANGO! Your kid has their very own personal set of artic cards. It is small enough to travel in a backpack or purse. You can clip it to a zipper on a bag or a to your belt loop or keep it in the car. It doesn’t matter where you keep it! I encourage my families to keep them wherever they intend to USE them! I happen to think that the car is the best place for busy families 🙂
What do you think??? What other ways have you gotten your kids to practice their artic words?