I love fun ways to interact with your children, especially when they provide wonderful teaching moments. This game helps to teach tone of voice and body language as well as how it affects others’ feelings.
Your attitude combined with the words you utter, results in an action. When you speak about your dreams and goals in life, people do not just listen to the content of your speech but they also focus on the passion and determination with which you utter those words. Your attitude towards your goals and life can be felt in your words and seen in your eyes, which is why communication specialists stress the importance of both verbal and non-verbal communication.
When someone rolls her eyes, winks when she’s saying something or uses a sarcastic tone of voice, most kids will get the message. But kids who have social skills issues often miss those nonverbal cues.
Are you looking for social skills materials on sarcasm, emotional tone and/or ELA materials on teaching formal and informal tone? Are you wanting appropriate materials for middle and high school students? Are you hoping that pictures depicting emotional tone are real photographs?
FREE! Some children struggle to understand how their voice volume level and tone of voice affects others around them. They may lack the perspective taking skills to understand that their behaviors affect how others feel about them. They may not understand what voice volumes are expected in particular locations or situations, and / or may not be able to adjust quickly and accurately, in our dynamic social world.
This is a great resource for teaching the concept of 'tone of voice' with students. I use it for my students on the autism spectrum as a social skill lesson. It is a fun and interactive lesson where students of all levels can participate. Enjoy!
“It’s not what you say but how you say it.” When working with children with pragmatic language skills, we spend a lot of time teaching them to say the “right,” things but we can’t forget that we also need to teach them how to say things in the right way.
This singing tips video gives 5 tips for better vocal TONE - I get a lot of questions about how to make your tone "better" or "clearer" or "more natural," and this video breaks down what exactly that means, and how you can gauge whether your tone is optimal for your natural voice. Hope you like it!!