AAC, Therapy Ideas

Wind Up Toys

I recently posted on Instagram about making an AAC bin of activities including wind-up toys and got several questions about where I got them and how I plan to use them so I thought I’d write a post to share more information.

Wind up toys in an SLP room? What?! You read that right! Read all about how I set up a system for using wind up toys for AAC practice and for carryover of skills.

First, I got the wind-up toys on Amazon and would absolutely recommend the bundle I purchased. All of them are unique and durable so far! They were about $1 each when I bought them.

I plan to use the variety to switch out different wind-up toys every few weeks or every month or so. Hopefully this will keep things exciting!

Now you might be wondering how I’m using them? They will be part of my AAC activities box that I’m making for a resource room in our school. I’m hoping the aids who work with students who use AAC will use the box when they need a quick activity to do with any student who uses AAC.

Wind up toys in an SLP room? What?! You read that right! Read all about how I set up a system for using wind up toys for AAC practice and for carryover of skills.

The box has activities in the front and vocabulary the student has learned in the back so they can target vocab words as well. In the activity folders are ideas of how to use the item to elicit and model vocabulary. This amazing handout on wind up toys is from AssistiveWare Core Word Classroom. I’d 100% recommend signing up now because they have so many useful handouts that I’m printing and using each week.

Wind up toys in an SLP room? What?! You read that right! Read all about how I set up a system for using wind up toys for AAC practice and for carryover of skills.

Stay tuned for a post in the future where I show more about this box and what’s in it!

Hope that helps give you some ideas for wind up toys! Have fun and…

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6 Comment

  1. Reply
    Lisa Kruse
    September 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM

    Wow! What a treasure trove of information. Thank you for sharing!

    1. Reply
      Shannon
      September 25, 2016 at 3:06 PM

      You’re absolutely welcome!! Glad it was helpful for you 🙂

  2. Reply
    tnslp29
    September 25, 2016 at 3:21 PM

    Wind-up toys are a great way to get communication out of kids! I have several in my bag, too…they love them!

  3. Reply
    Sharon S
    September 25, 2016 at 3:36 PM

    I have found many of my wind up toys at Michaels craft store!

    1. Reply
      Shannon
      September 25, 2016 at 3:43 PM

      Nice!! Thanks for the tip!

  4. Reply
    Sarah
    September 26, 2016 at 9:50 AM

    I have been collecting wind-up toys for years; they are awesome! Thanks for sharing!

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