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Speech Therapy Games B
Carryover of Progress Happens Here!

Congratulations! You have made it to Sentence Level Games for B. At this stage, you are going to throw away your flashcards.

Throw away your cards because when your child sees "speech flashcards," he or she goes in to "speech mode." In "speech mode," your child remembers to say B correctly. However, when your child is not in "speech mode," he or she may not say the sound right.

Therefore, your child now must work on B during more "natural" games. This is how we transition all the great progress made so far into automatic, everyday speech!

I created games that naturally contain B words. To be successful with these games, make sure to incorporate as many B sentences as possible. Also, give appropriate verbal, visual, and tactile cues as needed.

My best practice tips:

1. At first, model the correct word and/or sentence during games. Don’t force your child to repeat after you.

2. As your child improves, start prompting your child to say the target words. If your child refuses, give them 3 opportunities to say the word. If he or she still doesn't say it, move on. DON’T CAUSE FRUSTRATION!

3. Adapt games to the level of your child. If your child is  only using 1-2 word phrases, your phrases during a game should not be more than 2 words. We are working on speech not language here.

4. If your child is not speaking in sentences, don't worry! You can practice these games with single words as well.  Just change the target sentences to single words.



Bubbles are one of the best games to practice B. It is naturally motivating to children and adults :)

Target Sentences: Blow bubbles, Pop bubbles, More bubbles

How to Play: Everyone knows how to play bubbles, but I will tell you how to play “speech” bubbles.  Before each turn, say “bubbles” or “more bubbles” depending on the language level of your child.

Example Script:

  • Parent: What do you want?
  • Child: More bubbles or blow bubbles (give child bubbles)
  • Parent: What are you going to do?
  • Child: Blow bubbles (child blows bubbles)
  • Parent: Let's pop bubbles while we say "pop bubbles!"
  • Child: Pop bubbles (popping bubbles)

Bounce the Ball

This is a fun game for active children!

Target Sentences:  Bounce the Ball, Throw it back, Ball in bucket

How to Play: Find any ball and bounce it! It is that simple. The tricky part is getting the speech practice in. At first, you may just need to model the target sentences. Once your child is able to say the sentences, move on to delaying turns until your child says “throw it back” or "bounce ball." Some ideas for play include bouncing a ball up and down, bouncing a ball to each other, or putting bouncing balls in a bucket.

Example Script:

  • Parent: Let's bounce a ball to each other
  • Child: Okay
  • Parent: Bounce ball (bounces ball to child)
  • Parent: Your turn to bounce ball back. Say "bounce ball" as you bounce
  • Child: Bounce ball (bounces ball to parent)
  • ETC...

Bathtub Time

Bath time is a great time to practice B and it usually happens daily already.

Target Sentences: Taking a bath, ____(toy) in bath, water in bucket, and pop the bubbles

How to Play: During bath time, model the words “bath,” “tub,” “bucket,” and “bubbles” in various sentences as much as possible and have your child repeat. Some other fun games for bath time include:

Example Script of Sentences: Model these sentences and encourage your child to repeat them

  • Popping bubbles: Say "pop the bubbles"
  • Filling buckets with water and dumping them out: Say “water in bucket” as you fill with water
  • Sing bathtub song: Say “Splish splash we are taking a bath”

Baby Play

Get out the babies and accessories for baby play.

Target Sentences: night night baby, baby eats, drink baby, bath for baby, baby in tub 

How to Play: Again, this “practice” should happen while you and your child are playing with babies. I love using babies to work on B since most children enjoy this activity and there are lots of B words. Some ideas while playing:

Example Script of Sentences: Model these sentences and encourage your child to repeat them

  • Put baby to bed:  Say, “night night baby”
  • Feed baby: Say, “eat baby” or “drink baby”
  • Bath time for baby: Say, “bath for baby” or “baby in tub”

Table Time

This is the easiest game of all!

Target Sentences: Put ___on the table

How to Play: Put anything on a table! Yes, it is that easy. I like to find a child size table and then dump toys on the floor. Children usually like to pick things up and put them somewhere. That is why this game is so great and why it gets so many medial B practices. Just make sure you say “table” every time you or your child puts an object on the table. 

Example Script of Sentences:

  • Parent: "Cow" on table (as parents puts a cow on table)
  • Child: "Horse" on tao.
  • Parent: Opps, I didn't hear B in table. Try again with our lips together!
  • Child "Horse" on table.
  • Parent: Great job! My turn. Cat on table.
  • etc...

Spider Web

This is a fun game that can be as creative as you want to make it.

Target Sentences: ___ stuck in web

How to Play: Either draw a spider web or make one out of string. I am not that creative so I usually just draw one. Then, find objects to put in your “web.” I usually make it silly and find little animals or people. Make sure you say “web” as your toys get stuck in the web!

Example Script of Sentences:

  • Parent: Circle stuck in web
  • Child: Square stuck in web
  • Parent: Triangle stuck in web
  • etc...

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