Games are so much more than sitting, listening for long periods of time. They are more enjoyable than writing. I find them almost more fun than anything educational.
Our speech therapist gave us a list of five games to play this summer that will further support, Champ, our eleven year old in vocabulary building. How do games do such a thing? All these games are language based. Buckle up, I bet you follow us through this.
Feel free to scroll through these games, seeing if any are a fit for your loved ones. Playing games like these could support folks through traumatic brain injuries, regressions, or speech delays (like my son).
Codenames This games seems super fun to me. There can be 2-14 players, so a great party game. We guess the identity of undercover agents. There are many different varieties to choose from.
Scattergories Game – This game can be played in teams for extra fun! Players try to think of all the objects that start with a certain letter before the timer runs out. Whoever has the most relevant answers, wins.
Taboo Board Game The objective of the game is for a player to have their partners guess the word on the player’s card without using the word itself or five additional words listed on the card. The game is similar to Catch Phrase, also from Hasbro, in which a player tries to get his or her teammates to guess words using verbal clues.
When the team guesses correctly, the other team takes its turn. Play continues until the timer runs out. The team not holding the disc when time runs out scores a point. They also have one chance to guess the word or phrase, with team members allowed to confer; a correct answer earns a bonus point.
Don’t let your next dinner party go bust – entertain your guests with a lively game of Pictionary. Divide players into teams of two or more people and pass out pads, pencils, category cards, and markers to each team. Place the timer and card box so all players can reach them. Roll the die to determine the play order.
For my kids they HATE timers. One sure fire way to make family time suck is to incorporate a timer. For their sake, and my sanity (keeping it real), I would most likely eliminate the timers from the games. This would make my kids feel way more relaxed.
Also, I would practice playing these games one on one with each child (except for my oldest), before trying to play them as a family. That way, each child would know the rules. Hopefully, it would keep frustration meltdowns at bay.
I hope one of these games, at the least, speak to you where you think they would help your loved one. Please click on one of them & purchase them today (it’s for the kids, as they are affiliate links).
What game do you think would fit your loved one best? If none of them quite work for you, please see these posts for more ideas on great games: Busy Bags, Special Needs Help, Processing Help Made Fun(ish), and Vision Therapy: Free!
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I live in Columbus, Ohio USA, grown up here all my life. I love yoga, walking, riding bike, reading, bargain shopping, serving at church. Usually though, I’m napping in a doctor’s office waiting area with one or two of the Fantastic Four Children. My passion is helping other families with extra health, behavioral, and learning issues like mine. Let’s enjoy life… TOGETHER. It’s more fun that way =)!