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Welcome to Sentence Level Games for K. You are ready to work on K during functional games. Yeah! 

First things first, throw away your flashcards because when your child sees "speech flashcards," he or she goes in to "speech mode." In "speech mode," your child can easily pronounce K 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 as easily.

Your child is now going to work on saying K 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 K 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. 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

Soccer

Get outside and start kicking a ball around. You can use a soccer ball or any ball that you can kick.

Target Sentences: Kick the ball

How to Play: Let's practice soccer and our K sound at the same time! Before any player kicks the ball, he or she must say "kick the ball."

Example Script:

  • Parent: Kick the ball (kicks the ball to child)
  • Child: Kick the ball (kicks ball to parent)

Pocket

Another great guessing game. This works on language and speech. 

Target Sentences: In my pocket, I have something______, Do you have a _____in your pocket?

How to Play: Hide something small in your shirt or pants pocket. Then give a clue to what it is and have your child guess. If your child can't guess, give another clue. Once you child guesses the object, switch roles. The sentences above must be said during every turn to squeeze in lots of K practice.

Example Script:

  • Parent: In my pocket, I have something yummy
  • Child: Do you have a jelly bean in your pocket?
  • Parent: No. In my pocket, I have something yummy that's made from chocolate
  • Child: Do you have a Hershey Kiss in your pocket?
  • Parent: Yes, your turn to hide!
  • etc..

Natural Building Game

Having blocks or legos are great to build with, but sometimes it is fun to find real rocks!

Target Sentences:  I found a rock

How to Play: Join your child in the park or the backyard to look for rocks. Every time you find a great building rock, you must say "I found a rock." 

Example Script:

  • Parent: Let's build a house out of real rocks. 
  • Child: Okay
  • Parent: Every time you find a rock, you must say "I found another rock!" with our good K sound.
  • Child: Look, I found the first rot
  • Parent: Great rock, can you say it again with your good K sound?
  • Child: Rock
  • Parent: Good job!
  • etc..

Catch

Get out a ball or anything you can catch or throw

Target Sentences:  Catch the ball

How to Play: This is an easy game to play. Grab a ball or anything you can throw back and forth. Before each turn, make you say the phrase, "catch the ball." If you need motivation, you can count how many catches you and your child can get in a row without dropping the ball. 

Example Script: 

  • Parent: Let's play catch. Before each turn, we have to say "catch the ball." 
  • Parent: Catch the ball (parent throws ball to child)
  • Child: I got it!
  • Child: Catch the ball (child throws ball to parent)
  • etc...

We are going on a trip and I will put a ____in my backpack

This game is great for practicing K and improving memory skills at the same time! This game is for older children.

Target Sentences: We are going on a trip and I will put a ____in my backpack

How to Play: One player starts the game by saying "We are going on a trip and I will put a ____in my backpack" (insert any object in the blank). The next player has to say "We are going on a trip and I will put a ____in my backpack" (previous object and a new object). The next player says the same sentence, repeats the previous responses and adds one more. The game continues like this until one person can't remember all the answers. It is a fun game but remember to practice  K with the word "backpack"

Example Script: 

  • Child: We are going on a trip and I will put a superman in my backpack
  • Parent: We are going on a trip and I will put a superman and a granola bar in my backpack
  • Child: We are going on a trip and I will put a superman, granola bar, and teddy bear in my backpack
  • etc....

Birthday Play

This game takes some imagination. I outlined a few ideas below.

Target Sentences: "Any sentence with 'cake' in it"

How to Play: You and your child are going to make a cake. If you are a baker, then bake a cake and make sure to talk about the words "bake" and "cake" often. If you are not a baker like myself, you can build a cake out of legos, paper, drawing, paint, blocks, etc...

Example Script of Sentences:

  • Parent: Let's pretend that it is superman's birthday
  • Child: Okay!
  • Parent: Let's make a cake out of legos. The only trick is that we must say cake with a good K sound!
  • Child: Let's make a blue cake
  • Parent: Good idea! Good job with your K sound as well
  • etc....

Thank You Game

This game is not really a game at all. Instead, it will teach politeness and get lots of K practice throughout the day.

Target Sentences: Will depend on the situation

How to Play: Tell your child that it is “thank you” day. Every time a person says “thank you,” he or she has to use their good K sound. This may be very difficult for your child so I would start with a set time like a meal and work up to a walk, then an afternoon, and eventually an entire day!

Example Script of Sentences: Depends on the situation

  • Parent: Let's play the "thank you game" this breakfast. Every time we say thank you everyone has to use a good K sound. I will keep track of you and you keep track of me!
  • Child: Okay
  • Parent: Thant you for playing
  • Child: Mommy, you didn't use your K sound. Try again
  • Parent: Thank your for playing
  • ..........
  • Child: Thant you for the juice
  • Parent: Your welcome! But could you say that again with our good K sound?
  • etc...

Meals

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

Target Words: cook, bake, cookies, napkin, ice cream, bacon

How to "Play:" This is not a game at all. Instead, be aware of the all the K words you or your child might say during meals. Encourage your child to pay attention to the K sound as well. A sticker or tally system for every K 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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