Yesterday I shared with you a TON of tips on how to elicit the K & G sounds. Today, I am sharing with you materials and products you can use to treat the K & G sounds in therapy! From books/programs to children’s books to TpT products to apps, there are a lot of fun ways to target these sounds! (This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.)
As I went over yesterday I use the Jumbo Mighty Mouth Hand Puppet from SuperDuperInc and I also have used play doh to make a tongue and mold it into the shape it needs to be in for a given sound (you see this on my Tips to Teach the /r/ Post) I like to use the Mini Play-Doh jars, and then give each child their own so they can make their own tongues.
Proprioceptive Elicitation Tools
Yesterday I went over these items. Here are the links for these items again for your convenience.
- Dum Dum Pops or Tootsie Pop Mini can be used to touch/rub areas of the mouth to teach placement and awareness and can be used to hold the tongue tip down in the front to prevent the /t/ and /d/ that are typically substituted for the /k/ and /g/.
- Flavored Tongue Depressors can also be used in the same way as DumDums (but I find kids prefer the candy! Way more motivating!)
Books and Programs
- Webber® Jumbo Artic Drill Book on CD-ROM from Super Duper Inc. I have this CD-ROM and use it all the time! Definitely one of the top products I recommend to new SLPs to get you started.
- Easy Does It for Articulation: A Phonological Approach from LinguiSystems. If the child you are working with is fronting his/her velars and is phonological, this is a great program/set of books.
- Say & Glue® Phonology & Artic Fun Sheets from SuperDuper. I like to use these for homework when I am in the schools. I print out enough for my preschoolers based on my monthly themes (like Fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Winter, Valentines Day, etc) and then I write their target words on the sheets and have the children practice at home.
Here are some books that can be used in therapy or at home to target the /k/ sound.
- My “K” Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure
- Little Blue Truck Leads the Way by Alice Schertle
- The Cow That Went OINK by Bernard Most
- Kiss the Cow! by Phylis Root
- Duck! Rabbit! by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
- If You Give a Cat a Cupcake by Laura Numeroff
- One Duck Stuck by Phylis Root
And here are some for the /g/ sound:
- My “G” Sound Box by Jane Belk Moncure
- Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
- Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
- Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
- We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
- Gooey Gummy Geese by Angela Holzer
- The Three Billy Goats Gruff by various authors (linked book by Paul Galdone)
Looking for more book ideas to target speech sounds? Check out Jessica’s book lists at Constantly Speaking.
Word cards are great to have around. You can grab them and easily incorporate them into a regular kids board game or use them for a game of go fish. I personally have sets for most sounds
- Artic Photos Fun Decks for Articulation from Super Duper Inc. You can get cards for both the /k/ and the /g/.
- Webber® Photo Phonology Minimal Pair Cards – Fronting from Super Duper Inc. These are great minimal pair cards for those fronters on your caseload.
You can use commercially available games to work on targeting the /k/ and /g/ as well. I usually pair some kind of articulation cards with the game as well as having them work on the /k,g/ sounds within the context of the game’s vocabulary. Here are some examples:
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping On The Bed Game (/k/ medial)
- The Sneaky Snacky Squirrel Game (/k/ medial, /sk/ blend)
- Toy Story 3 Buckaroo (This game has many opportunities to practice /k/ and /g/)
- MagneTalk /k/ and MagneTalk /g/ magnetic games from Super Duper
- Articulate It by Smarty Ears This is a general Articulation App that retails for $38.99 and is available on the iPhone, iTouch and iPad.
- Articulation Station Pro This is another WELL recommended general articulation app that retails for $49.99 and is available on the iPhone, iTouch and iPad.
Here are some AWESOME TpT products you can download, print and use today for little to no cost! Some of these I own and have used, others are on my wish list and others have been recommended to me or just looked cool! FREE (Yes FREE!!!) Products
- Caramel Covered K & G Words from SLP Gone Wild (Crazy Speech World) (I have this one…super cute. Would be great for Fall!)
- K Button Articulation and G Button Articulation from Ms. Joceyln
- K Articulation Cookie Game from Speechy Musings
- Articu-Burgers: G from Teach Speech 365
- Three Billy Goats Gruff Game Board from Courtney Gragg
Products for $6.00 and under
- Energizing Robots Articulation Game from The Dabbling Speechie
- Artic Dice 1 by The Buckeye Speech Path (Have this and LOVE it…great for homework or for in sessions)
- Articulation Bingo K & G by Jennifer Bell
- Dinosaur Early Articulation Card Game by Natalie Snyders
- K Workbook and G Workbook by Dean Trout (great for homework)
- Monster Truck Game from SLP Gone Wild (Crazy Speech World) (I have heard great things about this one…it’s on my wish list!)
- Roll It, Say It Keep It by Jennifer Shamberger (I have this too and like it a lot).
- Candyland Articulation Cards from Jenna (Speech Room News)
- K & G Articulation Card Deck from Speechy Musings
- Bubble Gum Articulation Game from Carissa Ten Hoeve (Home Sweet Speech Room)
- Mirror TIC- K & G by Teach Speech 365
- Articulation Phrase Cards by Dean Trout
- Intergalactic Articulation Game by SLP Gone Wild (I LOVE this one. You can read my post about this game HERE)
- Whack a Sound K, G, F by Jenna (I have this one, and the kids LOVE it! I have them say “Whack A …” to get in the extra /k/ practice as we play)
- K and G Articulation Homework Packet by Speechy Musings (I have used this one for homework and my clients have enjoyed it!)
So tell me now…what are YOUR favorite resources and products for the K & G sounds? Let me know so I can include them in the post!
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