I don’t like recreating the wheel, do you?
I’m digging in to the Therapy Tip of the Week vault to bring you FABULOUS ideas for activities for toddlers and young preschoolers in a lead up to Easter and SPRING!
The video includes ideas for:
- Wind Up Toys – fantastic because it gives a child a reason to INCLUDE you during play for early requesting
- Easter eggs – ideas for using Easter eggs for teaching labeling/naming small objects or pictures, learning prepositions/location words, or incorporating a child’s “quirks”
- Sensory Boxes – what to include and how to use several ideas to address your speech-language goals and promote ‘tool use’ with toddlers. Using tools is not only a fine motor task, but an important COGNITIVE milestone for toddlers. Many toddlers who don’t have good pretend play skills really should begin with learning to combine toys during play. A very ‘functional’ or practical way to start is by using a tool during play such as a shovel or tongs.
I’ll be posting (reposting) several Easter-themed videos over the next couple of weeks, so keep checking back for those.
If you want EVEN BETTER ideas to use in therapy in the next couple of weeks, check out my Easter Therapy Guide for Toddlers. During this online video, you’ll learn 25 different activity variations perfect for toddlers and young preschoolers that are creative and tons of FUN! You can also earn one hour of CEU credit for FREE with this project. Click the link for details!