Your recycle bin is another great place to find your child’s next “favorite” toy. Look at Isaac. His mom took an empty 2 liter bottle and filled it with some colorful items she found at the Dollar Tree. He is better developing his understanding of cause and effect, problem solving, and the impact his body can have on the objects in his environment. Water bottles, juice bottles, and 2 liter bottles are great for this activity. If you have an older child, they can wash out the bottle and help determine what can go inside for the younger child. Going back to the basics for children is essential – you save money and they are still learning about the environment around them. If you have any similar pictures of your children, post them and share what you put in your bottles. ~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