Puffy Play Cooking and projects involving homemade edible art supplies are some of my favorite activities to do with young children. This homemade puffy paint project allowed us to target so many goals: sequencing and following directions while we mixed up the paint; labeling and describing what the paint looked, felt ... Glimpses
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Glimpses  |   April 01, 2016
Puffy Play
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Glimpses   |   April 01, 2016
Puffy Play
The ASHA Leader, April 2016, Vol. 21, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.21042016.10
The ASHA Leader, April 2016, Vol. 21, 10. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.21042016.10
Cooking and projects involving homemade edible art supplies are some of my favorite activities to do with young children. This homemade puffy paint project allowed us to target so many goals: sequencing and following directions while we mixed up the paint; labeling and describing what the paint looked, felt and smelled like; s-blends while we squeezed the paint from the bottles; and predicting what would happen when we put the canvas in the microwave to set the paint. (Spoiler alert: It puffed up big!) This kind of activity is perfect for SLPs working in routines-based early intervention programs: All the ingredients are pantry staples (find the recipe at bit.ly/puff-paint), and cardboard from the recycling bin makes a perfect canvas!
About me:I am a speech-language pathologist working in early intervention with Talking Together, Inc., in Denver. I have also worked as a school-based clinician and in deaf education. I believe in the importance of play and letting the child lead. As the amazing early-childhood educator Bev Bos said, “Our flexibility and willingness to follow a child’s lead will allow remarkable things to happen, if we let them.”
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