Water … it seems so simple, yet, most kids LOVE
to play with it. This bucket of water keeps this little guy engaged in learning and exploring while his dad grills nearby. Water provides an opportunity for your child to better understand c...ause and effect (what happens if I do this), concepts, such as “empty” “full” “wet” “dry” “fast” and “slow.” Kids that are 3-4 years old will enjoy finding items that may sink or float. When playing with water,
keep it simple – some measuring cups or spoons or nothing at all. Here you’ll see a ramp – this little guy laughed as he watched the water run down the ramp. If you have some lettuce, spinach or kale – throw some in the bucket as their
“plant” to water. Here’s what we encourage families to do – keep it simple. It’s not what you can buy, instead it’s using what you already have. ~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
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