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Sensory play in speech therapy

Sensory play in speech therapy or at home can be new every time! Messy, fun, and full of language opportunities it's ideal for kids of all ages. In speech therapy targets like location words, action words, naming and more can be worked on in a fun new way that will keep the attention for longer than other activities.


 

Ideas for sensory play:


Dry:


Dried pasta (dyed with a little food coloring and vinegar)

Rice (dyed as above)

Dried beans and peas of all different colors

Leaves, pine cones, seeds

Sand

Kinetic sand


 

Wet:


Orbeez water beads

Soap and water

Shaving cream

Whipped cream

Yogurt

Water and ice cubes

Cooked pasta (dyed with a little food color and rinsed)


 

Be prepared for a mess! I use a large flat Tupperware container with another box inside it to contain the mess a bit.


 

Tools:


Tongs

Plastic spoons

Montessori kids cutting tools

Scoops

Cups

Spatula

Chop sticks

Clothes pins


 

What to put in:


Small plastic toys

Pom poms

Mini erasers

Toy cars

Toy dump trucks

Bath toys

Stacking cups

Laminated picture cards

Sticks, leaves, flowers, pinecone

Shells


 

Use what you have, work on your goals and have fun! Embrace the mess and clean up later 😄









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