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19 Speech Board Games to Stimulate Language Development

May 16th, 2021 | by NAPA Team

NAPA Team

May 16th, 2021

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t love a good family game night? A little friendly competition, some yummy snacks and, of course, fun! Games are exciting, motivating, and best of all, they stimulate language development for toddlers and children without even realizing it! There are many board games that are used in speech therapy to encourage the development of speech, language, and social skills. You can work on everything from learning how to take turns, to categorising, making inferences, social skills, and oral narratives (i.e. story telling). Grab one of the following speech board games for your next family game (and learning!) night!

19 Speech Board Games Chosen by a Speech Therapist

These first few speech therapy board games are perfect for toddlers who are just learning to play games as they are not language heavy. These games are great for promoting skills such as joint attention, turn-taking, cause and effect, commenting, and learning basic vocabulary and concepts (i.e. on, off, in, out, next). Some of these games introduce letter, shape and number concepts as well.

The next few games support turn-taking and overall social skills, but delve a little deeper into specific language skills.

Categorising

Following Directions

Story Telling

Grab a game and have some fun! 

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