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!
Zingo is one of my and the kids' favorite games! Elementary and even up to middle schoolers (and sometimes beyond) always ask me to play this game. What I love about Zingo is the simplicity. Basic turn taking skills, common objects, matching, sharing, talking, articulation, the possibilities are endless!
How Zingo works is the chip slider gives two chips with pictures. Sometimes they match your card, sometimes they don't. If they don't you can put the chips back into the slider or give to a friend that has a match. The first one to complete their board shouts Zingo. You can play corners, rows, diagonal, etc.
Here's how I use it!
This game costs about $20 and is worth every penny! Here's a link if you're interested.