How often do we send our children outside and encourage them to "have fun," then we proceed to sit down on a chair and supervise. Probably quite often, and there is nothing wrong with that! However, there are big benefits to having our children see us get our hands dirty.
Children who are struggling with their speech-language skills may also experience difficulties with basic abilities in literacy such as phonemic awareness, decoding, spelling, and writing. Studies have shown that there is a correlation between oral production and the development of essential reading skills
Creating a "quiet time" in place of a nap can help foster independent play and ensure you and your child are still setting aside time to rest in the day. Building a quiet time bin can help with this process.
This winter quest is a great way to get your child outside and practicing the /kw/ sound using their senses.
Organizing a name scavenger hunt is a fun way to teach your child their full name while practicing letter sounds.
Practice letter sounds in the bath by playing letter fishing!
Labelling and discussing emotions, better prepares children to regulate their strong feelings when the time comes. This is a skill that can be built through connection and with the support of an adult. Learn how to make and use Emotion Dolls to support this process!
This fun and easy scavenger hunt can add some excitement to a day indoors while developing your child's vocabulary!