of my favorite books to read with children is “Not a Box” by Antoinette Portis. The text is repetitive (when working with young ones, it’s important because they learn what to expect and can help read the book), simple pictures, and it’s fun (all books need to be fun). Grab a box in your house and a rabbit (if you don’t have a rabbit, grab any stuffed animal) and act out the story. Some kids will be able to use their imagination to turn the box into anything they envision (bathtub,swimming pool, paper, bed, telephone). Have fun with them – use your imagination too!
As all children know, a box is never a box.
~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