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Glimpses  |   January 01, 2017
Glowing Bowling
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Development / Special Populations / Early Identification & Intervention / School-Based Settings / Attention, Memory & Executive Functions / Glimpses
Glimpses   |   January 01, 2017
Glowing Bowling
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22012017.8
The ASHA Leader, January 2017, Vol. 22, 8. doi:10.1044/leader.GL.22012017.8
When you use a hands-on, multisensory approach to learning, everyone has fun and the concepts stick. Glow-in-the-dark bowling is a transdisciplinary activity for all ages. Recycled water bottles, plastic balls and glow-in-the-dark bracelets make an inexpensive opportunity to build language and fine-motor skills. The kids were thrilled to work on identifying and labeling colors, verbs (roll, spin, bounce, throw), sequencing words (first, second, third row) when lining up the bottles, following directions using prepositions (put one blue bottle next to yellow, place two red bottles behind green), and taking turns. Make sure the children help set up and clean up this activity—twisting/untwisting the lids, filling/emptying water bottles and bending the glow sticks work on fine-motor skills, all in the context of play!
About me:
After working as a speech-language pathologist in public schools for 11 years, I’m now in early intervention. I created the “Fine Motor Boot Camp” (finemotorbootcamp.net) curriculum with my twin sister, occupational therapist Julie Marzano. The focus of our curriculum is to build language and fine-motor skills through play, using functional and readily available recycled, household, office-supply and dollar-store items. Between us, we have six children, age 2–6, who inspire these activities.
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