It has been a pleasure to work with all the children at The Rise School this fall semester. The children are learning and growing each day. Here is a fun activity that could be done with your child over break in order to continue helping your children make progress with their speech and language development.
¼ cup salt
1 cup flour
¼ cup water
- Have your child mix the flour and salt in the bowl and then add water. Knead and squeeze the dough to make a clay consistency. You may need to add water. You can add food coloring for fun colors!
- After you have made the play-dough, play with it. Get creative based on your child’s level of play development. Some children may touch, poke, and pull the play-dough while other may use cookie cutters and other tools. Pretend to bake cookies, make snakes, or make caterpillars. Or, hide beads in the playdough and go for a treasure hunt.
- Model simple language that matches your child’s language level. Follow the “one-up rule” where you use the same language as your child, adding one word to always encourage a little bit more language. Model a variety of words for ingredients, descriptive words (e.g. color, shape, size), and actions (e.g. smash, poke, roll).
- Have fun! Let me know if you have any questions!