Yesterday was an exciting day for many children - spending the day with family, attending religious events, and getting surprises from the Easter Bunny. Keep those eggs - they are a lot of fun to use throughout year.
To encourage speech and language skills using the plastic eggs from yesterday: Switch roles. Ask your child if he/she wants to be the "bunny" that hides the eggs and you'll be the "child" that looks for them. As you find an egg, you can say, "I found it ..." and encourage your child to finish the sentence by saying "under the table" "on the couch" or "behind the bush." Kids often love acting out recent events that were meaningful. This activity encourages turn taking, using prepositional phrases, and pretend play.
~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