Speech and Hearing Activities

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Specific activities and materials for teaching auditory discrimination.

 

Oiling Tricycles and Wagons

 

Fitting Lids on Containers

 

Whisper Tube Talking

 

Listening for Loud and Quiet Sounds

 

When I Say Something Wrong Clap Your Hands

 

Rhyming Words

 

Banging Containers

 

Identifying Hidden Noises and Objects

 

Counting Noises

 

Guessing Who Said That?

 

Searching for Sounds of Dropped Objects

 

Matching / Categorization / Grouping

 

 

Matching Paint Sample Chips

 

Matching Three Dimensional Objects

 

Matching Cloth Scraps

 

Sorting Foreign Coins

 

Constructing With Blocks

 

Playing Dominoes

 

 

 

Matching Toy Vehicles in Boxes

 

Fitting Lids on Containers

 

 

 

Matching Pictures to Objects

 

 

 

Feeling Fabrics 

 

 

 

Naming Puzzles

 

 

 

Using Large Size Playing Cards

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Copying:

 

 

Rubber Band Board

See also the concept game:

 

Tape Patterns

Reproduction of Patterns

 

Copying Game

 

 

 

Tracing:

 

 

Tracing Around Children’s Body

 

Outdoor Snow Play

 

Making Toy Money

 

Labeling Block Shelves with Shapes

 

Use of Two-Dimensional Forms

 

 

 

 

Looking for the Whole Picture:

 

 

Concept Puzzles

 

What is Gone?  What is New?

 

Use of Magnifying Glass

 

The Find Me Game

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SPECIFIC SUGGESTIONS FOR HELPING WITH HAND-EYE PERCEPTUAL MOTOR ACTIVITIES

 

Form Awareness and Perception:

 

 

Using Tempra Paint

 

Face Picture

 

Finger Painting

 

Shape Box

 

Tracing Around Child’s Body

 

Snacks as Shapes and 3-D Forms

 

Starter Pictures

 

Shadow Play

 

Paint “Blots” From Folded Paper

 

Outdoor Snow Play

 

Vegetable Painting

 

Looking at Cloud Shapes

 

Printing With Objects

 

 

 

SPILL AND SPELL - Dice with letters.  May be used to teach visual perception, matching letters, beginning sounds, building words, eye-hand coordination by writing words on board or as a game for older children.  Three versions are available.  #101 - One shaker, cover and fifteen lettered dice.  

 

A BARREL OF MONKEYS - Small plastic monkeys to be picked up.  Similar to pick-up sticks.

 

 

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING IMMEDIATE MEMORY

 

 

Obstacle Course

 

Acting Out Stories

 

What Is Gone?  What Is New?

 

Finger Playa

 

What’s In the Box?

 

Listen and Do

 

Chain Story

 

Find the Penny

 

Books - (Any books with repetition are good)

 

Brown, Margaret Wise - The Noisy Book

MacDonald, Golden - Red Light, Green Light

Slobodkina, Esphyr - Caps For Sale

Yashima, Tara - Umbrella

 

 

SPECIFIC ACTIVITIES FOR TEACHING SIZE CONCEPTS

 

(The activities listed are some examples where the teacher can easily make comments regarding size differences; many others might also be used in this way.  See also testing and teaching Linear Measurement).

 

 

Use of Magnifying Glass

 

Nuts and Bolts

 

Making Toy Money

 

Sorting Foreign Coins

 

Shadow Play

 

Trip to Apple Orchard

 

Use of Bean Bags

 

 

 

Books

 

Brown, Margaret, Wise - My World

Story:  The Lonesome Little Boy

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