Thursday, March 27, 2014

Why Bubbles are a Wonderful Therapy Tool!

I keep a spill-proof bottle in my therapy bag at all times. Here are just a few of the benefits of using bubbles during therapy.

-Watching and popping bubbles requires sustained attention
-Following the bubbles with the eyes is good for visual tracking
-Popping the bubbles with a swipe of the hand is good for eye-hand coordination
-Popping bubbles with an index finger requires finger isolation
-Encouraging the child to ask you to blow the bubbles promotes language
-Blowing bubbles is requires breath support
-Blowing bubbles works oral musculature which can help with feeding and speech
-Address taking turns by alternating blowing and popping the bubbles with the child
-The child can practice counting by counting the bubbles as he pops them
-Touching the bubbles is a sensory experience
-Teach your child about circles by explaining that bubbles are round
-Have the child spell the word bubble using finger paint or by sequencing letter stickers

Therapy on a shoestring budget: Make your own bubbles!

Mix these ingredients together in a container:

¼ cup of baby shampoo

¾ cup water

3 tablespoons corn syrup

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