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The Developmental Growth and Enrichment of our youth is at the forefront of Tiny Tots Therapy Inc. Through outreach and collaborative resources, our team is dedicated to maximizing the independence of life skills in children and adolescents, supporting our caregivers, and increasing awareness throughout our communities. The families we work with keep us motivated in our mission of guiding children through achievable milestones and our vision of providing valuable and meaningful services to our patients remains at that heart of what we do.
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With summer quickly approaching, plan to use this valuable time at home to work with your children on speech development. At Tiny Tots Therapy, our experts encourage parents to get involved in their child’s therapy with lots of practice at home and on the go. Here are some of our best tips to help promote your child’s speech, growth, and development in the comfortable setting of your home this summer.
-Yoga and Speech. One fun way to incorporate speech therapy at home is to integrate movement into your activities. Speech therapy in yoga has become a growing tool that parents can easily practice with their children. This could include having your child repeat the sound they are working on as many times as they can while holding their pose. While working on balance, concentration, and fine motor skills, this type of activity integrates sound skills, listening skills, and vocabulary skills.
-Use Your Hands. Another at-home way to make speech therapy more fun is using tactile techniques. Alphabet blocks, letter puzzles, and even playdough can be used to make speech therapy a more dynamic experience. According to Speech Buddies, “tactile tools target a range of skill sets from fine and gross motor, articulation, voice and stuttering, listening and sensory skills.” Tactile strategies are also helpful with sensory integration.
-Fun and Games. Incorporating games is another great way to make at-home speech therapy fun and exciting for your children. Games such as Spot It, Headbands, or the Action Bag are some of our favorites. Your little one will look forward to speech therapy as much as any other play time!
If you are still having difficulty engaging your child in speech therapy at home, you may want to consider bringing in an expert. Tiny Tots Therapy offers home-based and center-based services to help continue your child’s growth outside of the classroom. Our expert team of speech pathologists would love to work with you and your child to find techniques for promoting growth and development at home this summer. Our team also has multilingual speech pathologists on staff. Get in touch to learn more!
As many parents know, although summer is a time for fun in the sun, finding activities to fill the days that keep your kids entertained and engaged while also supporting development can be a major challenge. We’ve compiled an ultimate guide of summer fun activities that also encourage development for your children.
Catch a Flick with the Whole Family. One activity that can be fun for the whole family includes special needs screenings at movie theaters. These events are popping up all over and can be a great experience for the entire family. This activity provides a safe space for your children to be themselves and enjoy going to the movies without the usual pressure. Beyond this, these events provide an opportunity for your children to work on their social skills and for your family to connect with other families.
Get Crafty. Another activity that can be done inside or outdoors, depending on the weather, is a weekly arts and craft day. By picking manageable projects for you and your children, at-home art activities can provide multiple benefits, including bilateral coordination, fine motor control, self-regulation, boosted self-esteem, and precious bonding time together. For some project inspiration, check out Pinterest’s board of special needs art project ideas.
Play Chef Together. Cooking simple and fun recipes with your children is another great activity for the summer. According to WeeZee, “for children with special needs, cooking can be an opportunity to increase independence, put basic academic skills to use in a functional way, and an opportunity to learn how to eat healthy.” And on top of it being a great way to bond with your children, cooking with your kids provides a multi-sensory experience where they may practice fine motor skills and work on following directions.
Another option parents may want to consider for their children’s summer activities is to enroll them in a summer program where they may work on their development while practicing social skills. Tiny Tots Therapy offers a variety of summer programs, including Balance Bonanza, Pencil Party, Catch Me if You Can, and Just Craftin’ Around, where your children can improve their motor, cognitive, and social skills in a sensory-rich environment. Call us today at 888-951-TOTS(8687).