And outdoor fun = getting messy.
All you need is a hose before your kids step inside. :)
Here are some fabulous ways to increase your kids' exposure and experience with language through textures and objects during this marvelous season of summer.
Teach basic concepts, following directions and food/science vocabulary while creating delicious smoothie popsicles. And, take the simple process of creation and sticky process of eating outside!
Check out the recipe HERE.
Vocabulary in early math/science are targeted, as well as gross and fine motor skills.
Get messy HERE.
Teach concepts of color and vocabulary words for texture playing in soap foam bubbles HERE.
Sensory, color and vocabulary words for scents are explored in magic scented foaming paint HERE.
Create words, shapes and designs while also playing with texture using sidewalk chalk paint HERE.
Paint with tennis balls by using concentration, cooperation and social language skills HERE.
Don't forget to join in the fun and ask questions with all of these (and other) messy activities this summer.
Your questions and conversation with kids reinforce their development in language - which help give them their best start!