Speech Therapy

Zingo is a versatile game that is naturally motivating for children. Therefore, I highly recommend you checking out Zingo when buying more speech and language therapy materials. 

You can use Zingo to target almost any speech or language goal and you can adapt it for almost any age. The video below shows some “out of the box” ideas on how to use Zingo during speech therapy.

A few things before you watch this video:

  1. This is super new for me so be forgiving about lighting and all of that.
  2. My children were napping so I’m talking in a quiet, slightly odd voice, ha!
  3. It was a lot of fun and I plan on making a lot more. Please leave a comment!

Where to buy Zingo

I bought Zingo at Target; however, you can find it almost anywhere. If you are lucky, you can find it at resale shops or even garage sales. 

If you are short on time and need something now, you can also buy this at Amazon. 

Speech Therapy Zingo: Language Activities

Concepts: Toddler to Early Elementary

Concepts: Toddler to Early Elementary

I forgot to include concept ideas in the video and they include:  

  1. Match: Use the word “match” when a player finds a matching piece.
  2. Same: Use the word “same” when two pictures are the same. 
  3. Different: Use the word “different” when a piece does not match the picture on the board. 
  4. Empty: Describe how the board is empty before you begin and not empty as you add pieces.
  5. Full: Describe how the board is full when someone wins. 

For more info on vocabulary learning, check out toddler and preschool/elementary vocabulary learning. 

Social Skills

I didn’t talk much about social skills in the video, but this game has a lot of opportunities for practicing social skills. 

Social skills are one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills needed to be a successful at school, a job, and really any aspects of life. Social skills develop throughout life through experiences, observation, and direct teaching. You can demonstrate good social skills from the start through modeling. 

  1. Practice asking for a turn to push the red thing to make the pictures pop out.
  2. Practice inviting a friend or family member to join in the play.
  3. Talk about who you want to invite over to play and how to do it.
  4. If a child doesn’t want to share or wait for a turn, talk about why it is so important. This will pay off in the long run!
  5. Learn how to win or lose GRACEFULLY and why that is important.

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