The back sound. The glug-glug sound. The back of the throat noise. The going down the sink sound. Throaties. The coughing sound. And for my fellow Aussie SLPs, the Kookaburra sound. There are lots of different ways to talk about ‘k’ and ‘g’, and it is usually because kids are fronting them!
I love sharing my resources and there is nothing more simple than a (FREE) set of minimal pairs cards AND accompanying Bingo Boards.
MINIMAL PAIRS IDEAS: You can get as creative as you want with minimal pairs, but my absolute favourite way to integrate them is to pick an activity that has the ‘k’ or ‘g’ as the core word and then the ‘t’ or ‘d’ minimal pairs card with it. If they front, they get the card and I get to do the motivating and meaningful activity. I like putting cards or counters in little trash cans if we say the word ‘can’ (but always keep the ‘tan’ card handy if they front). We might put a ‘cap’ on a lego man or Mr Potato Head (but you can’t put a ‘tap’ on them, so here’s the card, buddy). It’s little ideas like this that extend minimal pairs cards beyond simple minimal pairs therapy.
BINGO IDEAS: Don’t just use Bingo Boards for Bingo. The great things about these Bingo Boards is that there are 4 different pages with 6 pairs on each page. Play mega Tic Tac Toe. Do jumping frogs and see where the frog lands. Throw coins on the boards. Flip counters on the pictures. Do everything BUT play Bingo!
Download my free Fronting Bingo Boards and please leave some feedback. Feedback gives me a lovely feeling and makes me more likely to make more freebies. It’s the circle of thanks. You thank me, I thank you back 😉 If you are liking the idea of having sets of Minimal Pairs and Bingo Boards for all your Phonology needs, check out my sets for Stopping, S-Blend Cluster Reduction, R-Blend Cluster Reduction and L-Blend Cluster Reduction.
As a big Phonology fan, I’ve been building up a Pinterest page devoted this area and have been on a pinning spree this morning of phonological therapy ideas and resources. I hope you find something useful to help your kids 🙂