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Stop & Say R
Articulation Activity Mat

Follow the road to great speech! These activity mats, or speech streets, provide ample opportunities to practice target sound /R/ including vocalic and prevocalic variations.


What's Included?

•20 printable activity mats (10 color 10 BW) Each mat is sized for one printer sheet (8x11) each mat features a road and 10 illustrations of target words.

Stop & Say -AR: features target words: art. heart, cart, star, lizard, guitar, farm, car, shark, armadillo

Stop & Say –ER In Final Position: features target words: teacher, marker, sweater, spider, water, hamburger, farmer, letter, hammer, flower.

Stop & Say –ER, -IR and UR features target words: turkey, turtle, butterfly, caterpillar, girl, giraffe, shirt, bird, fire, tire.

Stop & Say –EAR, EER and OR cereal, superhero, deer, eraser, corn, door, dinosaur, orange, core, horse.

Stop & Say –AIR EAR airplane, hot air balloon, pear, square fairy, blueberry, cherry, chair. scarecrow, bear,, chair.

Stop & Say R in Initial Position rocket, rainbow, robot, rain, ring, rug, rhino, rabbit, rake, rock, rake.

Stop & Stay Blends PR, BR, FR brush, broom, broccoli, present, prince, princess, fruit, frame French fries,frog.

Stop & Say Blends DR and TR troll, train, tree, treasure, tractor, drum, dress dragon, draw, drill

Stop & Say Blends CR and GR features words crayon, crab, acrobat, crow, ice cream, graduate, grape, grasshopper, grill

Stop & Say R in Mixed Positions: fireworks, rooster, carriage, strawberry, groceries, raspberry, forest, red, riding hood, mushrooms and strong

How does it work? Encourage the student to play with a toy car on the activity mat. Model slow "ride" producing the sound in isolation on the white lines and stopping at each stop sign to say each target word

(i.e. r…r…r…rock)

Why does Stop & Say work? As students remain motivated and engaged, they are likely to put more effort into producing target sounds. In addition, the illustrations are child-friendly and the words are easy to comprehend. Students are likely to produce (or at least try to produce) words they can understand and relate to.


•Printable material only. Car not included. Don't have a toy car handy? no worries. Small items such as a penny, bingo chip or paper clip work just as well.

•Colors may vary depending on printer quality.

Facilitate "R" at Home A printable that describes 10 ways caregivers my help students achieve articulation goals.  Learn More

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