Boris and Bella’s Barrier Games

5 out of 5 based on 2 reviews

£15.00 - £55.00 plus VAT

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Barrier games can be used to develop children's listening skills and expressive language while having fun!

Each child has an identical base-board and a set of pictures. The children take turns to TALK and give effective instructions to tell the other child where to put one of the small pictures. The other child LISTENS, UNDERSTANDS and carries out the instruction. The child who listens can be encouraged to ask the speaker for clarification or more details as needed. At the end, the children compare their pictures with the aim of making their boards look the same.

The games relate to popular early years themes and reinforce key vocabulary.

Each game consists of:

  • A3 game board, laminated
  • Assorted small pictures of objects, characters and or animals. These are supplied as a laminate sheet but will need cutting up before using.

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Customer Reviews


Lorna Burns (Downpatrick Nursery School)
12th January 2021

We are fortunate to have Small Talk NI visiting us in school most weeks. We (and the parents) have seen such great improvement in the Language development of ALL the children in school. These activities are suitable for supporting children with difficulties or extending the more able children. Brilliant resources with lovely bright designs.

This review is for Boris and Bella’s Barrier Games - Set of Four


Anne Rooney (P1 Teacher, Lisburn)
24th April 2019

Relevant topic for both nursery and Foundation stage classes. User-friendly (for both teacher and pupil). Easy/instant differentiation for all levels. Great indicator/evidence of ability level. The children love taking their turn to give instructions-not always the teacher!!

This review is for Boris and Bella’s Barrier Games - Set of Four