We are going on a bear hunt! We’re going to catch a big one!
This is one of my all-time favorite books to read to children - the repetition, the anticipation, and movement are all essential components for active learning.
At home, use an empty toilet paper roll and go on a hunt. You can use any of your child’s favorite toys … I’m going on a Thomas hunt … I’m going on a Frozen hunt … take turns hiding the toy and, together as a family, hunt and find it. "We are going through the living room. The dark, dark living room. We are coming to the river (that could be the bathtub). The cold, cold river."
Create new situations for each room. The more your child participates in this activity, the more you will see their skills develop.
Hunt away! ~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