Our friends at BAC LOVE science and learning! We hope you enjoy the “Color Surprise Experiment” that you and your little one can do together. You can have fun while practicing your child’s speech/language skills- see home ideas below!
Print pictures below and cut cards. Have your child put the cards in order and then retell the order of the activity using complete sentences (e.g., “FIRST, I poured the glue.”)
Ask wh-questions to encourage conversation, support problem solving skills and practice understanding of WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHY and YES/NO!
Our therapists are constantly incorporating book reading into our sessions. Not only are books motivating for children, but they are an incredible therapy tool!
Our occupational therapist, Stephanie, targets both fine motor and gross motor skills while finding baby fish in our “sea hammock”!
During this activity our friend was encouraged to utilize his gross motor skills to climb through the various layers of the “sea” (aka: hammock) to find the fish. Subsequently he used his fine motor skills to pinch the baby fish-clips and attach them back onto the mother fish! Not only was this activity fun and motivating, but it also supported numerous developmental skills.
Tinfoil boats are perfect for this rainy day. One friend proudly put 46 pennies in the “SS Sweet Baby”!
We are finding sea creatures in a water bin! This is a fun activity to kick off a beautiful summer morning and practice our fine motor skills.
Reviewing the session plan is key to keeping on track while working on our goals! Many of our friends at the Boston Ability Center benefit from a first-then visual schedule to maintain attention and ease transition between treatment activities. Current plan below: “First swing, then hammock!”
Toddler tummy time on the boat swing is a great way to blend physical therapy and speech therapy. One kiddo is focusing on turn taking and the other is practicing prone positioning. Socially motivating and focusing on two sets of goals! 👊🏻
This morning we are digging in our garden to find some carrots! If you think our indoor “garden” is neat, you should stop by and see BAC’s outdoor garden!
Cars make articulation therapy so much fun!
It is that time of year when kids LOVE to be outside (no matter how hot it is!) and parks, especially swings are a favorite activity!
When swinging, practice pumping legs to swing yourself. Kick as you come forward (“kick the sky” or give feet high fives) and bend knees as you swing back (“turtle legs”).
See how many times you can kick the sky and have turtle legs in a row!