Therapy Shoppe is providing another giveaway! I am so excited about my partnership with them and being able to provide you all with giveaways for therapy items that would be great for your classrooms or homes. I hope you are enjoying it also.
Please remember that I do not receive any compensation from Therapy Shoppe for these reviews and giveaways. They are my opinions.
Have you ever had a child that didn't show facial expressions correctly? or even more often there are students that don't interpret facial expressions correctly... have you had any of those?? Teaching facial expressions can be so difficult sometimes because everybody does them a little differently.
Therapy Shoppe has a game for it...
Funny Faces Oral Motor Game is a game that can be used to practice facial expression recognition. I do not have this game, but it is on my wish list.
This game includes 60 face cards, 30 face tiles, game board, 4 wooden tokens, and a small plastic mirror.
My 2 most favorite things about this game are:
1. Reading is not required!! So many times good games to teach Social Skills have reading required. I feel like I focus more on getting the students to understand what they read or what I read to them many times. In this game, reading is not an issue because it is not required!
2. A mirror is included. I have found it so important that students look at their own facial expressions in the mirror. I even have students look in the mirror when learning to make letter sounds to make sure their face looks the same way mine does to help make the sounds better. I love that a mirror is actually included, so you don't have to find your own to help students out.
This game could be used with a variety of ages as many students struggle with facial expressions in some way and the way it seems to be set up is not in a babyish way. It is just a simple game with cute faces that any child would love... and let's face it... what kid doesn't like the chance to make faces at you! :-)
Do you want one for your classroom or home? Therapy Shoppe is offering one. You can click on the picture above to check it out on their website. I am looking forward to your posts and comments.