Monday, December 15, 2014

A few quick Cariboo® Tips

I'd be remiss if I didn't apologize for the long delay between blog posts! 

We're still active online, it's just that we've spent lots of time working on the Soundable IPA Contest, staying active in the Soundable and LessonPix Users Groups on Facebook and as always playing with the #SLPeeps on Twitter.  With all that, this blog has sadly been neglected!

So, let's fix that and share something we've spent lots of time with lately: the Cariboo® from Cranium® (and later purchased by Hasbro®)!

In case you haven't heard, Cariboo® is the game right now for SLPs in the classroom (as well as many classroom teachers and home-schoolers).  In fact, it's gotten a little bit nutty in the School-based SLP Group on Facebook, with Cariboo® being named "the ONE therapy tool you would never give up!"

Why? Well, it's perfect for customizing by replacing the cards with articulation targets, it fosters left-to-right scanning, has progressive rewards, encourages turn-taking -- really everything you're looking for in an SLP game!  If you want proof, a quick Google search for "SLP Cariboo" provides a great list of starting-points!

The problem is that Cariboo® has been out-of-print for several years now and it's not exactly easy to find.

We at LessonPix picked up on this trend a few months ago and did a bit of strategic shopping, leading to us being able to give away some games as prizes and in drawings at our booth at ASHA (where it was a huge hit).  We also added a new Treasure Hunt game card material that (conveniently) fits perfectly in the Cariboo® game!  Here's a few examples of what folks are doing with them in the Sharing Center..

All that shopping led to us being accused (in a friendly way) of "hoarding" and "buying all the Cariboo® on eBay"!  So, I put together a quick video explaining in detail how you can buy (yes, buy, not "find") your own copy without paying an arm and a leg.  I hope you'll find it helpful.

Are you using Cariboo® in your practice?  If so, share your experience with us on Twitter, Facebook or in the comments below.  And if you're using our Treasure Hunt cards, please share your materials in the Sharing Center!

Happy Holidays and  I promise we'll post more often!

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