It's that time again!!! I am linking up with Speech Time Fun for the How Do You Use It? Linky Party featuring Clothes Pins this month. Keep reading to find out how I use clothes pins in my speech room and don't forget to check the original blog post to see what other SLP bloggers linked up and how they use clothes pins.
I find clothes pins to be a versatile product and can be used for a variety of different activities.
I don't seem to have pictures of my activities but here is what I do:
I use clothes pins to...
- Adding prefixes and suffixes onto root words
- put root words on an index card and clip the premade prefix an suffix clothes pins to the index card
- Making compound words
- Word sorts
- make clothespins with a bunch of different words and have the student affix the appropriate pin to a card with different parts of speech, sounds, or a variety of other activities.
- have students attached clothes pins with rhyming words to the correct word family.
- have students attached first, next, then, last clothes pins to pictures or chunks of a story to help with sequencing
- Identifying who, what, when, where, why, and how in a sentence, or identifying parts of speech in a sentence.
- have students clip words or pictures of items together for each category.
- students or the therapist can mark pictures of smooth, stuck, or bumpy speech to help students learn to hear the disfluency and work on reducing or eliminating the behavior.
How do you use clothes pins?