what toys and products are best ?
I'll try to explain how and why I use certain toys, books, or products that I have had a lot of success with in terms of eliciting language. Not all toys are created equal!
The Funglish game is an absolute favorite for my students! They would play it every day if I let them. Funglish is a game similar to charades, but instead of acting something out to get them to guess, you can only give clues that involves using written words. One person is giving clues while everyone else guesses. The words are split by the clue giver into three categories: Definitely, Sometimes, Never.
Kids have to think about adjectives to describe their clue. The clues can be famous people, landmarks, animals, objects, etc. The adjectives are color coded to make the words a little easier to find. There are a lot of words, so it's a few minutes to set it all up. I don't use the timer with my students, but if you want to make it more challenging add that component! This is a game for more advanced children.
Here is the link if you want more info! I feel like even though the game isn't exactly inexpensive, it is well worth it!