Transform learning with our ORIGINAL hands-on feltboard bear! Teddy Talker™ Foundation Kit enables the child to actually construct the sounds by directly using movable pieces to represent the lips, teeth and tongue.
Teddy Talker® has this special CUE system built into the manipulatives and 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
Additional manipulatives represent key elements such as voicing, breath and nasal features. Teddy’s feltboard is approximately 17×20 inches. Children build sounds on the board using touch and movement to unlock the mystery of what goes on inside the mouth! The front of the board shows what is visible on the lips, and the back allows a puppet tongue to demonstrate tongue movement.
This is multisensory practice AND it is fun! The child is directly involved in both showing and telling Teddy “how” to produce the sounds. As Teddy’s “teacher”, the child is processing what they learned through several senses. Through the simultaneous introduction of the printed letter, the child can also learn that a single letter can represent a corresponding phoneme.
NEW!!! We’ve added a Student Resource Kit for printable versions of the manipulatives so that you can make them for each child if you wish. So everything you have in the felt version of Teddy is now available in printable format! This might come in handy if you ever decide that you would like printable copies of Teddy and the manipulatives. You’ll find a printable Teddy Visual Alphabet on page 25. Feel free to distribute pages to parents as well…Teddy loves to travel!
Also now included in your Foundation Kit purchase are digital Mouth Position Cards with reinforcement Rhymes, the ultimate Teddy visual showing how he makes the sound. There are 38 rhymes about Teddy with clues about how to produce the sound.
The Teddy Talker™ Foundation Kit includes Teddy Talker™ Front/Back of Bear Board, puppet tongue, articulators, cues, speech bubble, Learning Letters, special carry tote, Instructional Manual, digital Mouth Position Cards and digital Student Resource Kit. Combine with Teddy Talker™ Mouth Position Cards with Reinforcement Rhymes, our 5×7 Laminated Cards
for a special COMBO discounted price, too!
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