Izzie has been practicing the "shhh" sound at speech therapy for a few weeks, but is still having a little trouble. She has a difficult time puckering her lips and then she crosses her tongue between her teeth, when trying to make the sound. So, to help out at home, I created a "Fish Splash" game for her to play. It's just like using flashcards, but Izzie is much more willing to participate...flashcards do not hold her attention. She has been playing this game over and over again, even by herself!
I made 20 felt fish and attached a picture to the back of each. Izzie "fishes" for a fish, then simply says what the picture is...it's that simple! I may (eventually) add little washers to the mouth of each fish and have Izzie use a homemade magnetic fishing pole to catch the fish. But, for now, this is working.
Beginning shhh sound:
Ending shhh sound: