The kitchen cabinet is a magical place for a child. Open the door to a lower kitchen cabinet and I’m sure you will find a great variety of flat dishes, big dishes, bright colors, or gadgets with buttons. While visiting her great grandmother, Evie located the hidden treasures in her great grandmother’s cupboard, and piece
by piece, took them to her great grandmother. As Evie’s mom explained, “It was a great activity for Evie to build a sweet, loving exchange between a family member she doesn’t see often.” Any time your child has an opportunity to engage in a meaningful social interaction, it becomes an essential component to their
development. If you have a child in your life, create a space your child can easily explore in the lower cabinets. Just like the interaction Evie shared with her great grandmother, you may get the same opportunity with a child in your life. ~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