the Speech Bubble Co product review

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I was approached by Lutfiya, who is a speech therapist and owns the Speech Bubble co. She designed educational speech and language resources so that parents can help their children with their speech, language and overall learning of words and numbers. These resources can also be used as homework activities or for therapeutic education methods of communication. With the girls being in grade 1 this year, these educational pieces come in handy because they have become familiar with letters and colours and can associate words with pictures. In their own words they loved the fun pictures and putting together words in their sand box, which happens to be their favourite.

These are just a few of the awesome packs that you can purchase from at Speech Bubble Co.

 

 Segmentation of syllables (fruit & vegetable themed)

An important stepping stone to good literacy skills is being able to segment a word (i.e. break it up into syllables banana – ba/na/na). Blending or doing the opposite is also an important skill to master.

What is blending or segmenting?

Blending means when one pulls together individual sounds or syllables within a word and segmenting is when you break words down into individual sounds and syllables. The importance of combining blending and segmenting is that it helps with teaching your child how to read.

This pack contains 20 A5 laminated photo cards (not line drawings) of various fruits and vegetables found in South Africa. Beneath each image is the name of the fruit and the name segmented.

Sandbox 

This pack consists of 26 upper case wooden alphabets, 26 lower case laminated alphabets, 10 wooden numbers and 1 sandbox. This activity assists the child to master writing numbers, alphabets and words by copying onto the sand in a fun way. One can correct any mistakes by smoothing out the sand.

As mentioned above, the girls really enjoyed this activity mainly because they could mess around with the sand. The sand is stored in a box and can be neatly tucked away to avoid any spillage when the girls are done. Perfect for all ages.

Read it – spell it – write it 

This activity is excellent for those in grades R, 1 and 2.

This activity works like in the following manner:

1) Words can be written on small cards provided and stuck under the heading “read it”.

2) Spell the words using the magnetic plastic alphabets under the heading “spell it”.

3)  Write the word using a whiteboard marker under the heading “write it”.

The Benefits of spelling:

Spelling is important because it aids reading. By exposing your children to different words at all times can improve their overall vocabulary and their confidence in other basic skills like writing, how they communicate with people.

In this manner the child is learning new words in many ways, reading, writing, spelling and saying the word.

Yameen wanted in on some action too.

All these packs will help your child in some ways listed below:

Fine motor skills

Hand and eye coordination

Language learning

Recognition and matching

Spelling and reading

 

To get in touch with Lutfiya you can contact her:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/thespeechbubblecoza

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thespeechbubbleco

Email: thespeechbubbleco@gmail.com

Photo cred: Quanita E. Photography

 

Until next time

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