Speech Therapy

Zingo is quite a versatile game and naturally motivating for children. Therefore, I highly recommend you checking out Zingo when buying more speech and language therapy materials. 

You can use Zingo to target almost any speech or language goal and you can adapt it for almost any age. The video shows some "out of the box" ideas on how to use Zingo target some general goals. 

A few things before you watch this video:

  1.  This is super new for me so be forgiving about lighting and all of that.
  2. My children were napping so I'm talking in a quiet, slightly odd voice, ha!
  3. It was a lot of fun and I plan on making a lot more. Please leave a comment if you like it or what you would like more of...

Where to buy Zingo

I bought Zingo at Target; however, you can find it almost anywhere. If you are lucky, you can commonly find it at resale shops or even garage sales. 

If you are short on time and need something now, you can also buy this at Amazon. 

Here is the link if you need it: 

Zingo - Bingo with a Zing Game

Speech Therapy Zingo: Language Activities

Concepts: Toddler to Early Elementary

I forgot to include some concept ideas in the video and they include:  

  1. Match: Use the word "match" when a player finds a matching piece.
  2. Same: Use the word same when two pictures are the same. 
  3. Different: Use the word different, when a piece does not match the picture on the board. 
  4. Empty: Describe how the board is empty before you begin and not empty as you add pieces.
  5. Full: Describe how the board is full when someone wins. 

For more info on vocabulary learning, check out toddler and preschool/elementary vocabulary learning. 

Social Skills

I didn't talk much about social skills in the video, but this game has a lot of opportunities for social skills. 

Social skills are really one of the MOST IMPORTANT skills we NEED to know in order to be a successful at school, jobs, and really any aspects of life. Social skills develop throughout our life through experiences, observation, and direct teaching. You can demonstrate good social skills from the start through modeling. 

  1. Practice asking for a turn to push the red thing to make the pictures pop out.
  2. Practice inviting a friend or family member to join in the play
  3. Talk about who you want to invite over to play and how to do it.
  4. If a child doesn't want to share or wait for a turn, talk about why it is so important. This will pay off in the long run!
  5. Learn how to win or lose GRACEFULLY and why that is important.

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Bridget is an ASHA certified, practicing speech language pathologist. She is passionate about providing parents with information on child speech and language development as well as provide functional, easy activities to do at home! Parents have the power to make a real difference. Follow Bridget at Facebook and Pinterest for more fun!

Author of  child language development eBook series

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