Often, as adults, we tend to think toys, games,
or activities need to be elaborate or high tech. The opposite is true. Kids
find pure joy in the simple. This week, I’ll be offering ideas on the basics –
all things that are often in our homes or in the homes of others to help keep
your child engaged in learning by thinking, moving, and exploring. Here you see an action shot of three children (ages 2, 3, and 6) and some bubble wrap that came in a delivery box. We put it on the floor and they took turns dancing on it alone and together, walked across it slowly, ran across it quickly, and used spoons to pop the air pockets. Kids really are better at discovery than any adult I know. You don’t even need to provide the ideas … kids often come up with them on their own. That’s the beauty of childhood. The more they explore and discover, the more they want to and the better they get. ~Marena Mitchell, Speech-Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist