Summer vacations are very important for kids to get outside, into nature, and explore more. You must have planned the vacations ahead of time so that the kids enjoy the summers as well as continue learning throughout the month. How about getting all your kids interacted using a bubble toy and organizing a game? You will have a winner for sure when you take out the bubbles. You can use the bubble toy as a useful speech-language pathology.
Learning Language Through Bubble Play:-
Bubbles provide a broad range of learning languages using chances during play, mainly with children who have language delays and younger children. Bubbles can be the best communicative temptation that allows a child to react, think, and act naturally to situations. Communication desires can encourage a child having a language delay to start communication, talk, and increase the length of word utterance. Let us learn different types of bubble play.
- Open the container of bubbles, let your child see as you blow some, and then tightly close the container. The child wanting to have more bubbles will communicate with an adult to obtain them. This can be in the form of any sign, word, gesture, sound, or combination of words like singing `more,’ pointing towards the bubbles, saying `buh,’ `more bubbles,’ or `bubbles.’
The important part is that the adult must show the child that their communicative attempt was successful. If the child tries to talk after you have fulfilled the temptation, react by giving him whatever he asked for, i.e., bubbles in this case.
- A different way to use the bubble toy as a learning language is hiding the wand. Then one cannot blow bubbles and will have to search for the wand. You can start a hunt – “Where the wand is?” “Is the wand under the table? Is it on the chair?” the main thing is to have fun. It is not easy to find the best bubble toy however, choose the one that your kid is attracted to.
- Another way is the adult can hold a wand close to the lips ready to blow the bubbles then stare at the child expectantly. When the child talks, say, “I need to blow the bubbles.” A good rule is to use a single word extra than the child uses. Hide the wand and ask questions like, “where is the wand?” Just keep things fun!