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L blends can be difficult to learn for any child, especially for a child with a speech disorder; however, I am here to help ease this task with some free and paid resources.
There is a little something for everyone!
Available L Blends Resources
You have 3 options:
- Free (word lists and game ideas)
- Join our informative newsletter (also free!) and receive free Cariboo cards and smash mats
- Purchase our awesome full set of l-blends resources (smashmats and Cariboo cards)
Keep reading to explore and discover which resources best fit your needs today.
By popular demand, I created a "blends edition" of our Cariboo cards and articulation smashmats.
Cariboo Cards - Blends Edition
- Cariboo cards for the following S blends: SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, ST, SW
- Cariboo cards for the following L blends: BL, FL, GL, KL, PL
- Cariboo cards for the following R blends: BR, KR, DR, FR, GR, PR, STR, TR, THR, SHR, SKR, SPR, TW
- 26 pages in total
- So...you get more than just /l/!
Smashmats - Blends Edition
- Articulation mats for the following L blends: BL, FL, GL, KL, PL
- Articulation mats for the following R blends: BR, KR, DR, FR, GR, PR, STR, TR, THR, SHR
- Articulation mats for the following S blends: SKR, SPR, SK, SL, SM, SN, SP, ST, SW, TW
- There is one mat with that combines all blends for each sound
- There are game boards for the all sounds listed above as well
Free Materials By Joining Speech Therapy Talk
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Articulation Games for L Blends
Take turns with your child saying the desired words during the games listed below. It is important to practice hearing and saying the words.
- Blue - Find and name everything that is blue. Make sure to say blue and the object’s name.
- Blow - Get out the bubbles and blow bubbles. Say “blow bubbles” before taking a turn.
- Flip - Instead of turning the page, “flip” the page while reading. Have your child say “flip” before you turn the page.
- Flower - Make paper flowers or go for a walk and find flowers.
- Glass - Get out a glass and fill it with water, objects, rice...whatever. Just say put “XXX in glass” when taking a turn.
- Glue - Glue things together and have your child say “glue” before getting a turn using glue.
- Clean - Use the water hose to “clean” off the sidewalk or practice saying “clean” while washing hands (not fun but happens every day!)
- Climb - Challenge each other to climb over something safe.
- Plane- Make paper airplanes. Fun and easy!
- Play - Have your child say “play” while playing a board game, sports game, or whatever. Just say “play” before taking a turn.
If you are a parent and your child
- has trouble saying multiple sounds
- needs to work on vocabulary development
- needs to improve grammar skills
- needs to practice following directions
- needs to work on narrative language
- needs to work on social skills
AND you want
- a step-by-step guide on how to help your child
- ideas on how to improve all language skills at home
- functional games
- and more!
Then, our member's site might be just what you need.
If you are a professional and you want:
- Articulation Screening Tools
- Data tracking sheets
- Templates in Google Drive for easy data tracking and graphing
- Homework sheets/parent handouts on articulation therapy
- General flashcard games
- 36 flashcards for each sound: B, D, F, G, J, K, L, M, N, P, R, S, T, V, Z, SH, TH, CH
- 8-10 functional games for each sound
- Language-based worksheets to spice things up!
- Picture description tasks
- Short story stimuli
Our membership might be just what you need.