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Toobaloo SKU: SIR-009 Price: $5.00 |
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What is a TOOBALOO?
The TOOBALOO is a phone-like device that allows children to hear themselves clearly while speaking softly into it. The design of the TOOBALOO magnifies their voice causing them to hear their sounds and words distinctly.

Who uses the TOOBALOO?

  • Classroom teachers
  • Reading teachers
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Special Education teachers
  • Music teachers
  • Foreign Language teachers
  • Parents

TOOBALOO for Reading and Phonics

  • Students are able to listen more clearly to their reading rate, phrasing, and expression (sound, duration, pitch, and stress)
  • The TOOBALOO helps students build confidence in reading and comprehension
  • Students need to practice oral reading at a level of effortlessness for fluency and comprehension
  • The TOOBALOO provides motivation to read and reread their stories
  • The TOOBALOO gives students opportunities to read aloud daily
  • The TOOBALOO helps improve self-esteem for all levels of readers

Ways to use the TOOBALOO in the classroom:
  • Students use the TOOBALOO like a telephone and speak softly into it.
  • The whole class can practice reading aloud to themselves without bothering other students. (This gives students oral reading time, and at the same time, allows the teacher to move around the classroom and listen to individuals read)
  • Small groups can use their TOOBALOOS at a center to practice rereading
  • Students can use their TOOBALOOS during or after a guided reading group
  • Students can practice reading and rereading individually with the stories they are working on
  • Students can check out a TOOBALOO to take home and practice with

TOOBALOO for Speech

  • The TOOBALOO can be used by speech pathologists to help clients with fluency disorders, monitor and regulate their speech
  • The TOOBALOO provides auditory feedback to help the clients detect their errors (articulation,phonological)
  • The TOOBALOO can help to regulate vocal intensity and self monitor their fluency
  • The TOOBALOO motivates students to use correct productions and good vocal qualities
  • The TOOBALOO is lightweight and portable, which can be sent home for practice to promote carryover


  • Available in multiple color combinations
  • Lightweight for easy handling for all ages
  • Made of break-resistant plastic
  • Useable year after year thanks to the reusable plastic container
  • Non-toxic
  • To clean the TOOBALOO, use liquid dishwashing soap, alcohol wipes, or put it on the TOP rack of the dishwasher