Temperatures in Kansas City are expected to reach the 80's this week ... a perfect opportunity to have a "car wash" with your children. Miles and Carter collected all of their cars and used soapy water to clean them. They were so excited for
their very own car wash and did not even realize all of the amazing ways they were expanding and enhancing their speech, language, cognitive, and play skills. This activity provides an opportunity for your child to sequence events (get car, pour soapy water on car, wash car, and dry car), use verbs (wash, scrub, dry, drive, etc.), engage in pretend play (it's a car wash), and better understand cause and effect (dirty car, but with some scrubbing with soap and
water, it's clean). Grab some cars, a few buckets of water, soap, and your child to have fun at your car wash.
~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