3 Coco Crazy
Guess the colour of the monkey in the coconut! This indispensable game from
Ravensburger is soon to be released in Australia. For younger children it can be adapted
and played without the dice.
Unfortnately Coco Crazy appears to have been discontinued
and is no longer available in Australia.
It can be ordered from Jig Saw Jungle.
Baby Goonks communicate with each other by saying g-g-g, while grown up goonks
only say g-words (like good gracious, gruesome, gorgeous, giggleguts and
go-go-go-go-goonks)! These great little guys are available from Ikea - difficult to stop
at one once you get into Goonks!
View Caroline Bowen and myself
with the Goonks
5 Spot Books by Eric Hill
Available from most book shops. Children continue to love these books about Spot
the dog's adventures. My own favourites are Where's Spot? & Spot's First Walk.
6 A Sound Way
This excellent book by Elizabeth Love and Sue Reilly 1995, is available from Silvereye
Publications, phone (02) 4987 3457. A wonderful resource to enhance phonological
7 Sparc Revised 1994
(published by LinguiSystems, available from Pro-Ed, Australia, phone (07)5596
0966) This book by Susan Thomson is very useful for speech and language therapy. It
includes pictures for vocabulary, concepts, syntax and morphology.
8 Listen, Think and Remember
A book by Larry J Mattes and Patty R Schuchardt 1998 (available from Silvereye
Publications,phone (02) 4987 3457) It contains excellent ideas and material for work on
auditory processing skills.
9 On my way to school I saw a . . .
Dice, discs and the 'road' from home to school, with pictures representing target
sounds or words can be used. First to reach school is the winner. Children love this
simple game and I use it for reinforcing spontaneous production of newly learned sounds.
Can be viewed and printed out (free, of course!) here under
These games can only be printed out using Internet
You can download Internet
Explorer. If you are using another browser click on Internet Explorer to
N.B. Best printed out in colour and enlarged 145% to A3, and then
10 Language in pictures
This series by Helen Rippon of Black Sheep Press
comprises great works sheets for speech and language therapy. It has proved to be a
Look for LIP 1 to10: http://www.blacksheeppress.co.uk
This article was written for the ACQ and is published in
the October 2000 edition.
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