TpT Seller Challenge 3: Make Your Masterpiece

Week three is here for the challenge brought to us by Third in Hollywood, Teach Create Motivate, Peppy Zesty Teacherista, and Sparkling in Second Grade.  This week, the challenge is to Make Your Masterpiece.  I have a huge list of products that I am recreating (different fonts, graphics, etc...) so that I can share with others.  The various Dramatic Play Sets I pieced together and created over the years to use in therapy is towards the top of the list.  The one I targeted for this challenge was my Purr-fect Communication Pet Shop!
https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Purr-fect-Communication-Pet-Shop-Dramatic-Play-with-Speech-Lang-Activities-1932755



I have found that Dramatic Play is a very useful tool to have in my therapy bag of goodies. 

 Dramatic Play is just that PLAY!  The kids do not seem to care that I am using this free form play as a way to target a variety of their goals and to address multiple needs. 

 Diversity in Addressing Needs!  I love that it allows me to target so many areas such as receptive identification, labeling, categories, basic sentence structures (verbs, pronouns, adjectives, etc..), following multiple step directions, requesting, asking and answering questions, social skills, articulation, phonology, fluency shaping techniques, basic math concepts, sensory input issues, and so much more! This is a WONDERFUL tool to use when working with mixed groups and Early Intervention. 

 It's NOT just for the Little Ones.  For older elementary kiddos, parts of the Dramatic Play set can still be used to motivate without getting too “babyish.”  For example, the vocabulary cards can be used for description tasks, articulation, fluency shaping techniques, and generating more complex sentence structures. The price lists can be used to target more complex math skills by targeting language in word problems.  The barrier games are a wonderful tool for getting students to target narration.


For one of my other sets (Camp Communication), my older kids just enjoy getting away from the table and sitting in the tent while working on their goals. I think it gives them an excuse to sit on the floor. 

Movement!  “Movement can be an effective cognitive strategy to (1) strengthen learning, (2) improve memory and retrieval, and (3) enhance learner motivation and morale” (Jensen, 2005). Research over the last 20 years has demonstrated a strong connection between Movement, Learning, and Language Development. All the more reason to support getting the kiddos out of their seats and engaged in role-play. 

I’m really excited about getting these Dramatic Play sets into my store! My kids have really enjoyed them over the years and I’m excited to use my updated sets in my own speech room this upcoming year. Therefore, I was highly motivated to use the Make Your Masterpiece Challenge to get it done! 

Be sure to go back and visit our hosts of this challenge to see what Masterpieces that others have been creating!

Reference:
Jensen, E.  (2005). Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd Edition. Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development


3 comments

  1. This is adorable! I know some little babies are going to have so much fun learning with this! It is obvious you put lots of thought into this and I am certain people will purchase this!

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  2. Oh my! This product is adorable! It seems so hands-on and will be a great opportunity for the kiddos who get the honor of using this product. I hope it becomes a great seller for you :)

    -Courtney
    Classroom Snapshots

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  3. This looks great! Good work!
    Mandi SLP of Panda Speech ;)

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