I love Zingo! Zingo and I go way back to my days of being a habilitation provider (pre SLPA era). It has minimal set up, simple rules to follow, and best of all, it can be used so many ways!! Here are the 8 ways I use Zingo:
Typically I use the pieces in the discard pile to address pronouns. Reflexive, possessive, you name it! Occasionally I snag some photos from magazines, however, if you are short on time, just whip out a few stick figure visuals- and voila!
A picture of a dog just came up for the third time? No problem- now it’s a grammar lesson!
I can’t tell you how many times I wrote a carrier phrase on a piece of paper and paired it with this game! Therapy visuals don’t always have to be “pretty!”
“Look! I have a ______”
“This is a _____”
“I have a silly_____”
Before adding pieces to their board, encourage your child/client to list the category it belongs to (i.e. cake=dessert).
- Descriptive words
Again, they want to add a piece to their board-but first, can they tell you two attributes?
Expand, expand, expand! Expand that request. “want dog”à “I want dog”à “I want dog please.”
If your client/child consistently makes requests using one phrase, try switching it up! For example, exchanging “I want…” to “Can I have…?”
Tired of using wh- question cards? Have no fear! You can sneak this receptive language task while playing Zingo 😊
Follow the link below to snag a list of WH- Zingo questions from my tpt store
- Yes/No questions
If your client/child displays little to no understanding of yes/no, I would use zingo pieces to target simple yes/no questions! For example, hold up the picture of “foot” and ask “is this a mouth?”
Snag a FREE list of Zingo Yes/No questions from my tpt store: