Speechy Musings Blogiversary: Silly Willy Review


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.

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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).

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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:

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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!!


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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!

Check out the yellow Silly Willy here and the entire Silly Willy store here!!

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!!

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    This is my first REAL Blogpost!
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    Sharon Swindell
    December 1, 2013 at 3:52 PM

    OMG….. these are adorable! The large turquoise Silly Willy is probably my favorite (he matches the color of my Tx room)! I believe he would be very motivating to my younger crowd – particularly my MH students. Pulling out objects or cards for practice or description would be a must!

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      Joan Shaw
      December 2, 2013 at 4:43 PM

      I am so pleased with all the nice comments about my beloved Silly Willy. All have seen the light – the AH HA! moment when something makes sense immediately. You all “get it!” Shannon has written such a great review and has shown my product beautifully! Many thanks to Shannon and to all of you.

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    Jennifer Radosevic
    December 1, 2013 at 5:10 PM

    Those are so cute. Love the turquoise because it’s so bright. That would be great and motivating for so many of my little ones!

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    Judy Hale
    December 1, 2013 at 8:02 PM

    The color of Silly Willy for me would be ‘raspberry’ of course–I love all things pink, esp. pink flamingos!

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    Julie Graham
    December 1, 2013 at 8:53 PM

    I would have to get the large Red Silly Willy for Nebraska Huskers! Students love pulling out task cards, directions, and objects for discussions! Great find!

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    December 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    I think the yellow would be perfect-looks like students could “feed” it artic cards or small objects.

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    Beth Voegeli
    December 1, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    I love the lavender Silly Willy. I think boys or girls would love this toy. I would use it to motivate students that are difficult to make a connection with. I would also use it for a variety of therapy activities.

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    December 1, 2013 at 9:29 PM

    What a cute idea. This would be motinvating for some of my lower junior high students. They need all the help they can staying motivated.

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    December 1, 2013 at 9:59 PM

    Wow…I LOVE the lavender and raspberry Silly Willy! You could use it in so many ways including ‘Wh’ questions! 🙂

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    Helen Wagner
    December 1, 2013 at 10:30 PM

    I love the turquoise! I would use it on therapy with artic cards to increase active engagement!

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    Kim Hovey
    December 2, 2013 at 7:38 AM

    What a great idea!

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    December 2, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    I LOVE the Funny Frog! I always like to make therapy interactive and get kids involved!!!! I want one!!!

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    Lisa Varo
    December 3, 2013 at 7:39 PM

    I like activities where the child manipulates items. It would be good to
    Put cards in..

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    December 3, 2013 at 11:45 PM

    These are sooo cute! Oh, the possibilities. I am loving the Camo Frog right now as my hubby is getting ready to deploy. THanks for the great give aways!!

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