Monday, August 29, 2016

Now on Teachers Pay Teachers, Too

SHOUT OUT for TEACHERS PAY TEACHERS!  After several requests and teachers and therapists who got lost trying to find Shout Out Games, I'm now on TpT too.  I'm still in the process of uploading all of the Shout Out games (it takes TIME), but I've got a good selection up and DISCOUNTED for my Grand Opening.  They are only $2 this week.

Please let me know what you think.  If it takes off, I'll quickly add more games.  (If I'm missing a game you are dying to have, contact me)


To shop on Teachers Pay Teachers:
www.TeachersPayTeachers/Store/Rise-and-Shout

To continue shopping my full selection of games on Etsy:
www.etsy.com/shop/RiseandShout

Friday, August 19, 2016

Speech Time Fun

Three of my sons have been in speech therapy for articulation.  Much of their "homework" is based on repeating a sound over and over through different words or sentences.  In consultation with their therapist, I created different Shout Out games that focused on the sounds that they are learning and working on.
Right now, my youngest son is working on his /k/ sound.  So, I created a game which has 31 words that begin with the letter K.  Each card has six images on it and every card has one, and only one match, with every other card on the deck.  Players find their match and shout out.  Whoever finds the most matches wins.  It can also be played solo by racing a clock to see how fast you can get through the entire deck.  (For more play ideas and videos, see Ways to Play)

My middle son has been working on his R sound, so ... there's an R sound.  The school speech pathologist works in a small group.  Two of the students think very quickly and are quick to understand and play the game on their own.  She takes the other two students, who have additional special needs, to the side and helps them.  She shows them one card, points and has them say the name of each object.  She then shows them the second card and they say each object.  She then lays down the two cards together and asks, "What two pictures are the same?"  Even though her emphasis is articulation, she is also helping them develop cognitive skills and prepping them to play the game on their own later.
The school SLP also teaches at the middle school and has found that the older students enjoy the competition and challenge.  How often can you find a game that works with preschool to middle school and beyond?  (Another friend has told me that she uses them with her geriatric patients at the nursing home.)

Currently, Shout Out for articulation can be found for the following letters/sounds:
K, L, R, S, Th, V, W

If you are working on other speech goals, some of the Holiday, School or other Shout Out games may be helpful.

Many of these games have come from suggestions from SLPs and their client needs.  Please let me know what sounds or themes you'd like to see.  Email me: Melanie@RiseandShoutShop.com

Shout out games come in 3", 5" or a bundle with 3" & 5".  They are an instant download printable which can be cut in circles or squares.  Feedback I've gotten, is that SLPs like the 3" size if they travel between schools or clients.  (I like to put mine in a metal tin and keep in the bottom of my purse to prevent boredom when we're waiting at sports practices.)  When working with preschool clients or clients with other special needs, the larger 5" size makes viewing and handling the cards a little easier.  The 5" cards can be placed in a zipped pencil binder bag for easy transportation.  The Dollar Store also currently has plastic sandwich boxes which hold the games perfectly.

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Tuesday, August 9, 2016

FREEBIE School Mini-Sample Shout Out

School's starting and to celebrate (or ease the mourning) we're GIVING AWAY a FREE Game - School Shout Out!
This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to Shout Out.  Whether you are welcoming new students to your classroom, working with a client in speech therapy or teaching ESL or a foreign language, School Shout Out is a great way to work on the vocabulary your children need to feel comfortable in school.

To play: Each card has one, and only one match to every other card.  Find your match first and Shout Out.  Collect the most matches to win.  (Click here for more Ways to Play, including large group or solo play)

Shout Out comes in many themes to help you learn as you play.  Sight Words are ideal for preschool, kindergarten and ESL.  We have beginning Letter Sounds which are perfect for speech therapy (elementary, middle and high school, even geriatric patients),  and young students learning their letters and sounds.  Seasonal themes, hobbiesnumbers and colors & shapes are all great for ESL or foreign language studies (Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, etc).  Holiday and birthday themes help celebrate throughout the year.  Specialized themes for the LDS market and Scouting are also available.


School Shout Out is a "mini sample."  It comes with 13 cards with 4 cards on each card.  (Standard Shout Out has 31 cards with 6 pictures per card.)  Both 3" and 5" cards are included. In the Etsy store, every game theme is available in the 3" size and many are available in the 5" size.  There are also discounted bundles which offer both sizes.  Some people love the convenience of the 3" size.  Others enjoy the larger pictures on the 5" size.  For either size, you can cut the game into squares or circles.




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FREEBIE School Mini-Sample Shout Out

School's starting and to celebrate (or ease the mourning) we're GIVING AWAY a FREE Game - School Shout Out!
This is the perfect opportunity to introduce your kids to Shout Out.  Whether you are welcoming new students to your classroom, working with a client in speech therapy or teaching ESL or a foreign language, School Shout Out is a great way to work on the vocabulary your children need to feel comfortable in school.

To play: Each card has one, and only one match to every other card.  Find your match first and Shout Out.  Collect the most matches to win.  (Click here for more Ways to Play, including large group or solo play)

Shout Out comes in many themes to help you learn as you play.  Sight Words are ideal for preschool, kindergarten and ESL.  We have beginning Letter Sounds which are perfect for speech therapy (elementary, middle and high school, even geriatric patients),  and young students learning their letters and sounds.  Seasonal themes, hobbiesnumbers and colors & shapes are all great for ESL or foreign language studies (Spanish, German, French, Chinese, Korean, Russian, etc).  Holiday and birthday themes help celebrate throughout the year.  Specialized themes for the LDS market and Scouting are also available.


School Shout Out is a "mini sample."  It comes with 13 cards with 4 cards on each card.  (Standard Shout Out has 31 cards with 6 pictures per card.)  Both 3" and 5" cards are included. In the Etsy store, every game theme is available in the 3" size and many are available in the 5" size.  There are also discounted bundles which offer both sizes.  Some people love the convenience of the 3" size.  Others enjoy the larger pictures on the 5" size.  For either size, you can cut the game into squares or circles.




Download your mini-sample FREE School Shout Out Game here.

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Monday, August 1, 2016

Sight Words Made Fun

As a mother with 5 kids at home, I've had my turn with flashcards  ... and tears and whines.  As my son enters kindergarten this year, I cannot bear the thought of doing it again.  That's why I'm creating a whole line of Sight Words Shout Out.  My kids LOVE to play and will play again and again.  Each time they play they reinforce their learning.

In Shout Out, each card has one, and only one match, with every other card.  In standard play, each player has a card and there is a pile in the middle.  If you find your match to the pile first, Shout Out, then take the top card.  Play continues until the pile is gone.  Count your cards.  The player with the most cards wins.

But what do you do when your child hasn't mastered all 31 words in the game?  There's a few fun and alternative ways to play.

1.  If you are working on learning a specific word (let's say "funny"), hand your child the deck.  Point to the word you are teaching on the image page.  Tell them to find the 6 cards with the word "funny" (each deck has each word listed 6 times).  To make it more fun, set a timer to count down or use a stopwatch to see how long it takes.

2.  Beginning readers may have trouble initially reading and matching all the words.  Another way to play is by placing the pile face up in the center.  The players race to read ANY of the words on the pile.  If they read a word first, they take the card.  Collect the most cards to win.

See How to Play Page for other ideas.

One of my kid's teachers explained to me that sight words are truly "sight" words.  Kids learn them by their general size and shape, not sounding them out.  They may guess with the initial sound and basic shape ... and that's okay.  It's all part of learning.  Playing Shout Out will help them recognize the words by color and general shape.  Don't worry if they occasionally guess wrong.  It's all part of the learning process. Correct them and move on.  If they're having fun, then they'll want to play over and over again.  And as they repeat, they'll learn.  Before you know it, they'll be reading books!

Each game of Sight Words comes in 3", 5" or a bundle with 3" and 5".  All games can be cut in circles or squares.  (I use a 3" circle punch for the smaller cards).



Sight Words 1 - Dolch Pre-primer (preschool)
3" Sight Words 1 Shout Out
5" Sight Words 1 Shout Out
3" & 5" Bundle Sight Words 1 Shout Out 








Sight Words 2 - Dolch Pre-primer and Primer (preschool and kindergarten)
3" Sight Words 2 Shout Out
5" Sight Words 2 Shout Out
3" & 5" Bundle Sight Words 2 Shout Out







Sight Words 3 - Dolch Primer (kindergarten
3" Sight Words 3 Shout Out
5" Sight Words 3 Shout Out
3" & 5" Bundle Sight Words 3 Shout Out

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

I can't believe it -- This Saturday I get to attend the baptism for my nephew Ryan!  It's been a while since I've seen him, so I'm so excited that our trip coincides with his baptism.  I've been packing and getting ready, but I couldn't pass up this great opportunity to make him his own Baptism Shout Out game.
My brother teaches in 7 turning 8-year olds in primary and has been asking for this game since January, but there's nothing like a deadline to make it a reality.  He wants to use it at the end of lessons to keep them reminded up their upcoming baptisms, or the baptisms they just had.  (I think he's also a bit tired of hangman).
The images on these cards include religious like a girl being baptized, scriptures, a dove, and sacrament trays.  There's also practical images like a towel, clothes and a camera. There's 31 images in all.
Playing at the beginning or end of a lesson, whether in primary or at home, is perfect with Baptism Shout Out.  A child (or adult) can even race the clock and play solo. Each round only takes a couple minutes, and you can play as many or as few rounds as you want.  To play, pass out one card to each player.  Place remaining cards face up in the center.  Each card has one, and only one match, to the center card.  Find your match first and Shout Out.  Collect the most matches to win.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

My Favorite, Most Versatile Game

Hobbies Shout Out has so many uses and is so versatile, that it's my favorite game!
As a mother, I love playing Hobbies Shout Out during the summer when my kids say "I'm bored."  Yes, it is fun to play for the couple of minutes it takes to play a few rounds, but as they play it also stimulates their imagination on all of the things they could do ... play sports, music, dance, sing, garden, hike, etc.  By the time we finish playing they usually have an idea of what they want to do next.  When they've been begging for screen time, I've handed them a card and told them to pick one activity to do for 30 minutes first.  Often they get so enthralled in the activities that they forget about the screens (at least for a little while).

I also LOVE languages and cultures and people.  This game is full of VERBS.  One of the worst and most frustrating parts of learning foreign languages is learning all the different tenses and conjugations of verbs. Hobbies Shout Out is a great way to learn and review and repeat (and repeat and repeat) verbs while having fun. Each card has one, and only one other match to every other card. Find the match and Shout Out.  But, if you are practicing your verbs, you can play a round saying the words in first person present (I ski.  I read.  I garden.  I sing.  I watch movies.  I draw.)  Next round, change the tense or the person.  (Yesterday he read.  Yesterday he sang. ...) If you print and copy the pages, its instant homework.  Just have the students write sentences using the illustrations. Or copy the image map to learn all 36 verbs.  There's room for students to
write in the verbs above each picture.  Perfect for any language: Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Korean or more.

Not only is this helpful for learning foreign languages, its wonderful for speech therapy or ESL.  English is awful for its inconsistencies and irregular verbs.  Students and clients can review how to conjugate words in English (Yesterday he sang.  Today I sing.  Tomorrow we will sing.)

Shout Out Games are also great for writing prompts.  Stuck on what to write about?  Grab a card and try to create a story using all of the images.


How do you use Shout Out?  Who do you use it with?  Where do you play and learn?  Let me know in the comments.

Download, print and play today. Link:  Hobbies Shout Out

****Tuesday June 14 Hobbies Shout Out is on Special for $2 for our $2 Tuesday Special*******