As you are at the store this weekend, pick up a
few of those pool noodles, bring them home, use your bread knife and cut them into pieces (you can find them at Dollar Tree for $1.00 and I purchased 3). In the last couple of weeks, I’ve been
able to see kid after kid having so much playing with these.
These are perfect for your little ones because they are soft.
I saw kids create patterns (yellow, blue, yellow, blue), use the pieces as “glasses” and “binoculars,” build with them (towers, trains, houses), make predications (“I can put 7 on top before it falls over”), throw them (they are soft), sort by color (all of the yellow in a pile, all of the green in a pile, etc.) and so much more. I purchased one for my own son and he uses his pieces in the bath tub (always trying to get the pieces to stay down, but they pop right back up). $3.00 and you have endless possibilities. What are some ideas for these foam pieces? ~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