Games for “R”

“R” is one of the last sounds to develop, and one of the most difficult sounds to make.  It is really important to make therapy fun and keep the child motivated. Here are some of my favorite games that really lend themselves to tackle that pesky “R” sound:

Race to the Treasure

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targets: ROAD, ROLL, RIGHT, OGRE, TREASURE

 

Robot Face Race

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targets: ROBOT, ROLL, COLOR, RED, GREEN, PURPLE, RIGHT, WRONG, SHAKER

 

Sneaky Snacky Squirrel

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targets: SPINNER, SQUIRREL, RED, GREEN, PURPLE, REACH, ALREADY

 

Frankie’s Food Truck Fiasco

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targets: SPINNER, TRUCK, FRANKIE, SQUARE, RECTANGLE, CIRCLE, TRIANGLE, CRESCENT, HEART, STAR, WATERMELON, ORANGE, RAVIOLI, CRACKER, ICE CREAM

 

Mermaid Island

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targets: MERMAID, URSULA, SPINNER, ROAD, BRIDGE, WATER, START

 

Farkle

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targets: FARKLE, ROLL, FOUR, THREE, MORE, WINNER

 

Sorry

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targets: CARD, RED, GREEN, SORRY, BACKWARD, THREE, FOUR, FORWARD, TRADE

 

Raccoon Rumpus

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targets: RACOON, WEAR, SHIRT, RED, GREEN, PURPLE, TRADE, ROLL, COLOR

 

Of course, you can work your targets into any game, but I like that these words come up naturally during game play. This is especially important when you are working towards generalization. Parents also like that they can order these games to have at home!

 

-Elizabeth Clark McKenzie, MS, CCC-SLP

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