Playing with S is a resource book for Nursery Practitioners, Teachers, Teaching Assistants, Carers, Speech and language Therapists and Speech and Language Therapy Assistants to use in order to help children to say S in their talking. It contains activities, games and ideas to use with children aged from 3 - 7 years old. It can also be used with older children who have learning difficulties.
Each section contains simple, easy-to-follow instructions and practical tips to help support the child. All the materials can be photocopies and instructions are given to help make resources for activities. There are progress sheets in each section to record progress in a fun way. Sample session plans are also included.
Is divided into eleven sections which follow the acquisition of speech sounds in typically developing children
Mouth (oro-motor exercises)
Single speech sound Short words that begin with the speech sound s
Longer words that begin with the speech sound s
Words that end with the speech sound
Words that begin or end with s and have more than one syllable
Words that have the speech sound s in the middle of the word
Opportunities to use all the words presented in the resource in phrases and sentences in a variety of activities and games
Instructions and resources for games, which can be played with words from all the sections in the book to provide extra practice
Ideas for working on saying s in words and sentences in the nursery, classroom and home
Session plans containing ideas for using this resource with children.
There are ideas for making the activities more challenging in the sections and tips on how to make the activities easier, so you can tailor what you are doing to suit each individual child.
Lucy Sanctuary is a Specialist Speech and Language Therapist (mainstream schools) Experience with early years, learning difficulties, severe speech disorders, e.g. dyspraxia and cleft palate, ASD, hearing impairment, dyslexia, joint working with families and other professionals, e.g. nursery and school staff, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, carers. Qualifications: Post graduate Diploma in Speech and Language Therapy (City University), BA Hons in Philosopy (UCL), BTECH diploma in Fashion Design (London College of Fashion)