I have recently seen a new product called Teddy Talker ™ all over social media! Everyone that had their hands on one of the products raved about it. So naturally I had to check it out! I contacted the wonderful people over at Creative Speech Products and they offered to send me the Teddy Talker Teach Together Tool Kit and the Teddy Talker Combo Pack. I am beyond excited to share this review with you all!
If you have not yet heard of Teddy Talker, it's a tool for speech production that promotes auditory, visual, tactile, and kinesthetic learning. In addition to speech, it also promotes rhyming, sound blending, consonant clusters, phoneme changes, sound associations, and connections for phonemes and graphemes. Teddy Talker also helps your students learn while addressing Common Core standards (you can learn more about that on their website here.)
The Teach Together Tool Kit includes a binder with reference materials for therapy at home and in educational settings. The pages are black and white (great for making copies) and uses the Teddy Talker visuals. One of my favorite things included in this binder is a paper version of Teddy's face and articulators. My students love having their own personal Teddy to practice with! The best part is when they used their own teddy to teach each other.
When you purchase the toolkit, you also revive a free digital version of the book for easy download and print access to the materials.
The Teddy Talker Combo Pack includes:
-Teddy Felt Board
-Felt cue pieces
-Reinforcement rhyme cards
-Mouth Position Cards
I love everything that is included in the Teach Together Tool Kit, but I got SO much use out of the Combo Pack. I was amazed at how engaging the graphics and felt pieces were for my students. In fact, I used Teddy with both my students and my daughter. 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. In addition to the felt board, the Teddy Mouth Position Cards are very helpful for teaching sounds and placement.
Teddy has also been oh so helpful with my soon to be kindergarten students learning letter names and sounds. I have also loved using Teddy with my 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 am so glad that I came across this product by Creative Speech Products. As a visual learner myself, 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 look forward to using Teddy with more of my students in the future.
Do you think Teddy would be a good fit for your students? Enter below for a chance to win a free digital copy of the Teach Together Tool Kit!!
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