Welcome to day 2 of this fun blogiversary celebration! Speechy Musings has been around for a whole year! If you want to see the lineup of giveaways for the blogiversary, check out the post here! There will be 10 days of giveaways so make sure to check back often so you don’t miss anything!
I must admit that I wasn’t totally sure of what exactly a Silly Willy was before I got one. The 10 minutes after I opened the package were spent (seriously) laughing on my floor at this thing. It is SO creative and I can’t imagine how motivating and engaging this would be for students! Heck, I was stuck petting it and playing with it!! I’ll do my best to explain what this is and how to use it below, but its kind of hard to show so just know that it is AWESOME.
Below is a picture of the 2 Silly Willys I received.
The winner will be receiving the yellow one! Alright… so to try and explain this thing.
The base of the Silly Willy feels almost like one of those big gallons of ice cream (the plastic container) surrounded by the SOFTEST, FUZZIEST material you’ve ever felt. And I know soft things… read #1 on my About Me page. I’m obsessed.
Because of that big, hard base, the Silly Willy can stand up on it’s own! It’s ears are loops, so you can stick your fingers through them and pull up, lifting the head off of the base a bit (like 9 or so inches).
The middle of the Silly Willy is just loose fabric with a slit. Where you can see the light shining through in the second picture above is the slit. You can stick your hand through that slit easily and reach into the container in the bottom of the Silly Willy!
Below are some pictures of the Silly Willy laying down. Not that you’ve ever use it like this, but I do think it shows the shape of the product well:
I’m sure if you’re an SLP, you’ve already thought of 100 ways to use this thing, but if you haven’t, the Silly Willy comes with a nice bound book filled with wonderful ideas!!
I can imagine HOW MUCH FUN a Silly Willy would add to boring articulation decks, or any cards for that matter! Stick some of your TpT cards in there for a much more fun session! In the Silly Willy book, Joan writes that the Silly Willy can be used to entice and engage students who are otherwise hard to interest!
Obviously this is a very unique product, and I’m so excited to be able to giveaway the yellow Silly Willy shown in the pictures above to one lucky Speechy Musings reader. Just enter the Rafflecopter below and I’ll pick a winner Wednesday night (12/04/13) so ENTER NOW!!