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Welcome to Sentence Level Games for G.  Throw away your flashcards and get ready to work on G during functional games! Yeah!

You want to throw away flashcards at this level because when your child sees "speech flashcards," he or she goes in to "speech mode." In "speech mode," your child can easily pronounce G correctly. It is a controlled situation without many distractions. However, when your child is not in "speech mode," he or she may not say the sound right as easily.

At this level, your child is going to work on saying G during functional speech games. He or she will start to transition their speech progress into their automatic, everyday speech. 

My Best Practice Tips:

1. At the beginning of each game, remind your child that you guys are going to play games using the good G sound. 

2. Introduce the target sentences and then practice them with your child before starting.

3. Incorporate as many repetitions of the target sentences as possible.

4. Make sure you, the parent, takes turns during games. Here, you have the opportunity to model the target sentences correctly. 

5. Don't forget to give appropriate verbal, visual, and tactile cues as needed.

Lastly, remember to have fun!!


Games

Have a Race

Ready, set, go! Have a race and practice G with the word "go."

Target Sentences: Ready, set, go!

How to Play: How to play this game will depend on your child's interests. The overall goal is to have a race where your child's says ready, set, go before starting. Some children like to race cars, some like to run, and some like to race trains. Pick whatever interests your child.

Example Script:

  • Parent: Let's race to the house
  • Child: Okay, let's race
  • Parent: Say "ready, set, go" with your good /g/ sound and we will start
  • Child: Ready, set....go! (parent and child run)
  • Parent: You won! Let's do that again!

Bag Basketball

Practice G while playing a game of bag toss!

Target Sentences: Toss ball in bag or ball in bag

How to Play: Find a ball and get out any bag, preferably a paper bag since they stand upright on their own. You and your child are going to practice G while saying "toss ball in bag" or "ball in bag." Take turns trying to toss a ball in the bag while saying the target sentence before each turn.

Example Script:

  • Parent: Do you think I can get the ball in the bag? 
  • Child: Yes
  • Parent: I'm going to try, but before I throw the ball, I'm going to say "toss ball in bag" with my good G sound. (parent tosses ball in bag)
  • Child: You made it! My turn. Toss ball in bag (child tosses ball)
  • Parent: Good try! Great job with your G sound
  • ETC...

Build a Tower

Make a big tower and practice G while constructing it!

Target Sentences:  Make tower big, big tower, tower is bigger

How to Play: Build a big tower with your child. Before adding a block, say "big tower" or "make tower big."

Example Script:

  • Parent: Let's build the biggest tower you have ever seen. I'm going to put the first block. You put the second. 
  • Child: (places second block)
  • Parent: Good job, next time say "make tower bigger" before your turn. We can practice our G sound while building
  • Child: Make tower big (places 3rd block)
  • Parent: Great job, my turn!
  • Etc....

Go Fish

This classic card game never misses with my students! I mentioned this game quite a bit but there is a good reason for it....it is great and oh so effective!

Target Sentences: Go Fish

How to Play: "Go Fish" is a pretty common card game. I will review the rules for those who don't know it. You need a table and a deck of cards. Any cards will do as long as there is one match for each card. You can use playing cards, vocabulary cards, really anything. Each player gets 5 cards and the rest go in the middle of the table face down. One player starts and asks anyone who is playing "(i.e., mommy) do you have a ____(i.e., number 2)?" The player asking the question is trying to make a match with a card he or she has in his or her hand. If the player, in this case mom, has a two, she gives it to her child. Her child then makes a match and lays it on the table. The next player then gets a turn and asks another player for a card in hopes to make a match. Continuing with our example, if mom did not have a card, she would say "go fish" (with a good G sound of course)! The child then would pick a random card from the center pile and add it to thier hand. If the card is a match, the child gets to lay the match down. The first player to match all the cards in his or her hand wins!

Example Script:

  • Child: Do you have a 2?
  • Parent: No, go fish!
  • Child: (picks a card from the center)
  • Parent: Do you have an 8?
  • Child: No, go fish! (with a good /g/)
  • Parent: (picks a card from the center)
  • Child: Do you have a 6?
  • Parent: Yes, here to go
  • Child: (takes card and lays match down on the table)

Coloring: Give me a .....Please!

Sit down with your child and color. 

Target Sentences: Please give me....

How to Play: Sit down at a table and color with your child. Place crayons or markers in the middle of the table slightly out of reach from your child. When your child requests a color, have him or her ask with the phrase "please give me...blue".

Example Script: 

  • Child: Can I have the red crayon?
  • Parent: Yes, but let's practice our G sound today. Say "please give me the red"
  • Child: Please give me the red crayon
  • Parent: (gives crayon) Great job!  Let's use that sentence while we color. Please give me...
  • etc...

Exercise Time

Get some exercies and let your child be your physical trainer!

Target Sentences: Start jogging

How to Play: You are going to get some exercise while taking turns being a physical trainer with your child. Tell each other to start jumping, start jogging, etc.. Have fun with this one and create some creative G sentences.

Example Script of Sentences:

  • Child: Start jogging
  • Parent: (jogs)
  • Child: Stop
  • Parent: (stops)
  • Child: Start jogging
  • etc...

Good or Great

This game is not really a game at all. It is more functional and should be used sporadically throughout the day while playing or talking with your child.

Target Sentences: It is good, It is great

How to Play: Throughout the day, ask your child this question "is it good or is it great?" and encourage him or her to respond with a full sentence. "It is good" or "It is great." You might ask this question in response to something your child has made such as a picture or tower. Or, you might ask this after eating a meal or evaluating a tv episode recently watched.

Example Script of Sentences: Depends on the situation

  • Parent: Yummy, you just ate a chocolate chip cookie. What it good or what is GREAT?
  • Child: It was great!
  • Parent: Oh, I'm glad. Good job with your G sound too!

Meals

I always end my practice ideas with my most functional conversational game. This one involves a meal time since we eat everyday making it easy to remember to practice G.

Target Words: sugar, burger, give, gum

How to "Play:" This is not a game at all. Instead, be aware of the all the G words you or your child might say during meals. Encourage your child to pay attention to the G sound as well. A sticker or tally system for every G word pronounced correctly may be good motivation to remain concentrated for an entire meal. See if your child can beat their previous record!

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