Teddy Talker products are being used in the classroom, at home, in speech rooms, and special education settings around the world (9 countries and counting)! Here’s what educators are saying about Teddy:
“What is there to love about Phoneme Friends?
- If you’re already using the Teddy Talker materials this matches those visuals, creating consistency.
- These materials are smaller and a great desktop visual support for classrooms. They also travel easily.
- SLPs can use the phoneme friends downloads to incorporate into other play. My immediate idea is to incorporate the bears into the nursery rhymes like Goldilocks! How easy would it be to focus on SOUNDs and mouth placement as an off shoot of the 3 bears!”
“I have recently seen a new product called Teddy Talker ™ all over social media! I have a pretty wide range of goals to address with my students and I could use Teddy with almost all of them. Teddy’s visual cues have been wonderful tools for my students with apraxia… and articulation and phonology students. The voice on/voice off bow tie along with mouth position cards are the perfect tools for helping students work on their speech skills. I cannot say enough good things about Teddy and all the visual support he provides. The graphics are engaging for students (and adorable, by the way!)”
“I wanted to tell you about how the new Teach Together Toolkit has really knocked my socks off…The ‘Toolpages’ for each of the 38 sounds bring to mind all the principles for literacy instruction that I learned about in Orton-Gillingham training. Lessons should be systematic, sequential, explicit, and multi-sensory. The Toolkit holds all of these tenants. We just can’t get enough of Teddy Talker!”
“Everything you need for this dynamic program can be found in the reproducible pages of the Teach Together Toolkit. This comprehensive collection helps support a multi-sensory approach to sound acquisition. Anything and everything that you need to stimulate articulation is within the pages of the Toolkit. I hope that this review helped share more information about this relatively new, dynamic program created by a speech pathologist to make our lives easier!”
“This is a great way to tie in those early literacy skills from the beginning in speech therapy…Teddy Talker just makes sense! We use visual supports to learning new language skills all the time. Teddy gives me visual supports to teach articulation! Copying Teddy is so much more engaging than copying an adult. The multi-sensory integration that happens when student ‘build’ Teddy’s sounds is something every SLP will love.”
“What I like about this kit is that it integrates the use of the auditory, visual, tactile and kinesthetic learning with pre-reading, reading and articulation skills. It also increases the child’s focus on speech production using movable articulators. In so doing, it also helps to connect sounds and the spoken word to the printed word… All in all, Talking Teddy is going to give our classroom a whole new tool to help with auditory discrimination, pronunciation, and letter recognition. With new and improved skills, I anticipate that future lessons in reading and language arts will become more meaningful and enjoyable for the children.”