Give Your Child A Reason To Communicate with Bubbles!
You can do this by creating a situation that tempts your child to communicate with you, using bubbles.
First, get your child's attention - get face to face, say his/her name, show him/her the bubble jar and suggest you blow some bubbles together ("Let's blow bubbles"). Start blowing bubbles. Have fun blowing the bubbles. You can help your child pop the bubbles to gain their interest. Pop them with your fingers, between your hands or stomp on them with your feet once they land on the ground. Comment "pop" each time you pop a bubble.
Next, give your child a 'reason to ask you for more bubbles'. Once your child is really getting into the bubble fun, put the lid back on the bubbles. Wait for your child to ask for more bubbles. Your child might ask for more bubbles by:
Thirdly, give your child a reason to make comments about the bubbles. If your child is starting to use words or starting to talk in short sentences, you can help him/her to make comments while playing with bubbles. You can do this by occasionally commenting about the bubbles yourself while you play, saying something like:
Examples of words and sentences that you can encourage:
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Written By Sarah Creagh
Speech Smart Therapy
Author - Sarah Creagh
I'm a speech pathologist with a passion for working in partnership with parents to support children to reach their maximum potential.