Specialised Toys & Games for Helping Children with Speech Fluency Disorders
It’s no secret that stuttering can have a negative impact on a child’s self-esteem, and prevent them from engaging in social activities. Many children show symptoms of fluency disorders in the early stages of speech development.
It’s most common among children between the ages of two and five, when their language skills haven’t developed to the level where they can articulate what they are trying to say. However, if the child is older or has been stuttering for longer than six months, they might benefit from some helpful speech exercises.
We supply a wide range of speech fluency toys and games to help reduce stuttering. Whether your child prefers playing with board games, card decks, Thumballs or flip books; our selection offers a variety of fun and engaging resources that aim to help kids who stutter.
Our therapy resources can help to alleviate common stuttering and stammering symptoms, such as
- The repetition of sounds, syllables, or words (for instance, if a child says W-W-W-Where)
- The prolonging of sounds, i.e. FFFFFFFFloor
- Frequent use of “um”, “like” and other interjections (for example, “Let’s go – um – to the… like – um…”
- Slow or stunted speech with frequent pauses
- Blocked speech (when the child is opening their mouth to speak but no words are coming out)
- Becoming nervous, out of breath or having trembling lips while speaking
- Being afraid to speak to people
As an example, our Fluency River Board Game is purposefully designed by industry experts to help students gain an insight into what stuttering is, and to help them build confidence through various fluency techniques that continually improve their speech over time.
At Fun Stuff, we also carry an endless collection of toys and games for helping with articulation and phonology, oral motor skills, vocabulary, grammar/syntax and more. Stuttering is often accompanied by other speech or language disorders, so these resources may also help.
Tried-and-tested stuttering resources for children
Whether you are a parent/caregiver, teacher, speech pathologist or psychologist, remember these tips when using our toys for children with fluency disorders:
- Create a relaxed environment for the child
- Praise them when they deliver correct speech
- Don’t interrupt them while they are speaking
- Talk slowly and clearly to the child
- Be patient and let the child finish the sentence on their own
Our collection of toys and games are suitable for the classroom, at home or in a one-on-one therapy environment. The Fun Stuff team goes above and beyond to source the latest and greatest educational and therapeutic resources for helping children with their development.
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MSRP:Now: $114.95Was: $139.95Use the Smart Chute to master phonic concepts from basic to advanced. This unique card flipper is a fun and exciting way of developing instant recall of letter sound knowledge. Children will enjoy exposure to small units of sound (phonemes), larger units...MSRP:Now: $114.95Was: $139.95
MSRP:Now: $21.60Was:Complex S Clusters Fun Deck has 58 cards that challenge your students to produce the S sound in three-consonant blends. It includes eight pairs of cards for five initial clusters: SKR, SKW, SPL, SPR, and STR, and six pairs of cards for...MSRP:Now: $21.60Was:
MSRP:Now: $55.50Was:Use the Fluency Roll ‘n Talk Add-On with your Fluency Roll ‘n Talk game to reinforce your students’ individual fluency goals. The 200 Roll ‘n Talk Add-on cards provide extra opportunities for your...MSRP:Now: $55.50Was:
MSRP:Now: $79.05Was:Roll your way to fluent speech with Fluency Roll ‘n Talk, an open-ended dice game for reinforcing your students’ individual fluency goals. The 200 Roll ‘n Talk cards provide multiple opportunities for your...MSRP:Now: $79.05Was:
MSRP:Now: $104.95Was:Fluency River is a fluency game that uses a river and its components to help students ages 5–9 learn about stuttering and become more fluent speakers. The goal of the game is for students to become comfortable with their speech and gain...MSRP:Now: $104.95Was:
MSRP:Now: $71.50Was:Suitable for Grades 1-8 Fluency Flips is a convenient, all-in-one flipbook to help teach students strategies for smooth speech. Online audio samples of each of the targeted skills are included. Students practice beginning words, phrases, and sentences...MSRP:Now: $71.50Was:
MSRP:Now: $53.95Was:Snooky The Snail's™ Fluency Game Board Snooky Snail wants your children to join him in his fluency adventures! Students practice using their slow, easy voice while traveling around the laminated game boards with Snooky. Each of the 18 game...MSRP:Now: $53.95Was:
MSRP:Now: $372.90Was:Focus on Fluency™ A Tool Kit for Creative Therapy and CD-ROM By Kristin Chmela Grades 2-8 Focus on Fluency is a practical, creative Tool Kit chock-full of resource materials broken into five areas: Education, Desensitization, Basic...MSRP:Now: $372.90Was:
MSRP:Now: $55.00Was: $95.99BOX DAMAGED DURING SHIPPING Suitable for grades K-6.• Open ended games that can be used when working on language, articulation, fluency and voice. • 10 different games – 4 copies of each game board. • Simply chose...MSRP:Now: $55.00Was: $95.99