Putting Therapy Into Practice
We have another calendar of activities for you to try at home with your child. Make sure you take a photo of your family participating in one of these activities so that we can show off the CSLS community!
In the heat of the summer, there’s no better way to cool off than with sprinkler play! Go outside and set up the sprinkler. Talk about the things you need: a bathing suit, sunscreen, hose, sprinkler. Describe the sprinkler that you’re using: talk about the colors, size (tall/short), how it feels (bumpy/smooth). Before you turn it on you can talk about how the sidewalk or grass looks and feels (dry, hot). Then talk about how it feels once you turn the water on (wet, cool, squishy, muddy). If your child is hesitant in the sprinkler try using a hose or bringing a bucket of water outside to play in.
You can encourage the following concepts into this activity:
- Verbs: spin, twist, jump
- Adjectives: wet, dry, muddy, bumpy, colors
- Word combinations: turn on, turn off, more water, jump up
- Reciprocal Social Interactions: have your child request to turn on or turn off; its my turn (to jump)
- Motor Speech: Speak with your PROMPT trained clinician to determine which words are appropriate to incorporate do it, you do it, I do it, let me do it, need it, do you need it, hop up, it is hot, it is not hot
- every Saturday in August from 10:30-11:30 Kidz Korner in Old Town Square
- August 16th and 23rd from 10:00-11:00 Children’s Series at Frying Pan Park
- August 16th-20th: Arlington County Fair at the Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St.
- August 21st: go outside and watch the solar eclipse (make sure you have proper eye protection!)