Transform learning about 38 sounds/phonemes by helping the child visualize and describe Teddy’s own production of sounds! Only Teddy Talker® has this special CUE system built into the visuals of our child-friendly bear to represent these features:
• voice: bowtie red=voice off; bowtie green=voice on
• nasal sounds: honey on Teddy’s nose
• windy sounds: breath
Bring Teddy’s world to life! Introduce some of his wildlife friends and family and develop interesting associations for each sound. There are 38 POEMS, and you can encourage children to draw and write from them. As a bonus, the rhyme embeds the cues for phonetic placement, describing articulation in simple terms. You can also connect phonemes with graphemes instantly.
You can print multiple copies of the cards for your exclusive use. This allows for variation in phonemic sequencing, i.e. VISUALLY ordering consonants and vowels within varied syllable shapes to support auditory skills.
The Digital Version allows you to easily make matching games. By printing the cards or poems, they can be enlarged and used for group instruction.
There are two versions of the same set of cards: The Alphabetical Order sequences the cards in alphabetically, identical to the laminated cards. The Building Blocks/Assessment Order sequences the cards by stages of sound acquisition (early, middle, late consonants and vowels), aligned with the Building Blocks Resource Pages in the Teach Together Toolkit. This version also corresponds with the Teddy Talker® Assessments for Consonants and Vowels and can prove useful as test stimuli for data collection for the Toolkit.
You will also find a manual with instructions on use and a Cueing Chart for reference for your students. Use for visual support alone or with all our Teddy Talker® materials! There are no shipping costs as this tool is downloaded.