Jack and the Beanstalk


‘Designed to develop observation, personal, social and language skills’

 In a speech and language therapy session, or when you are playing with your child at home, these specific ideas can be incorporated too.

 Social skills

– Encouraging a play-based sense of anxiety in trying to avoid the spinner pointing to the giant; excitement or success if the giant is asleep and Jack can escape.

– Calling others out when they sneak a look into the bag (bound to happen at some point with children!): “No peeking!”

Language

– Encouraging accurate sentence structures and verbs usage
e.g. “I feel a…..heart / circle etc.” (when reaching into the cloth bag)
“I found a ….square / triangle etc.” (when taking a shape out of the cloth bag)

Literacy

– Children who are starting to read can use the written labels to support their identification of the shapes on the card.

Speech

The repetitive giant’s phrase ‘Fee fie foe fum!’ is a great way for a child with ‘f’ production difficulties to practise this sound.

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