Sebby loves Thomas and Friends and will spend hours playing with his trains, but I am keen to work on his delayed speech and help him get his messages across as he often gets frustrated that we don’t understand what he wants.
I was sent the Ravensburger My First Memory Cards – Thomas and Friends, which is a set of 24 bright and colourful high-quality my first memory picture cards.
The cards feature lots of different images of Sebby’s favourite Thomas the Tank Engine characters which you have to pair and match up in this classic game.
The game play can be varied to suit different ages and abilities; for younger children like Sebby you can use fewer cards so it is easier for them to find and match their pair. I am using them differently at the moment though, as we are working on his speech and colours.
To start with I lay out the cards and asking him to find the character either by name or by colour which he is very good at, however, he does struggle to tell me the name and colour of the trains – they are all “green” or “train” at the moment. I am hoping that by getting these cards out for a short time on a daily basis that he will soon grasp the words we are trying to say.
The memory cards are made from very sturdy high-quality card, laminated on both sides with a colour print and if your little one is not a Thomas fan they also make In the Night Garden, Gruffalo, Sofia the First and Very Hungry Caterpillar sets too.