Repetition is one of the keys to learning and generalizing new sounds and words! Muffin tins offer speech therapists and parents a visual way to encourage a child to produce a dozen opportunities of a target. Kids love putting things in and then taking them out. So, you can often get 24 repetitions of a target!
Grab your muffin tin and 12 items that will fit inside. Here are some of our favorite things:
-Food Items (small fruits like grapes/blueberries, cereal, etc.)
-Household Objects that come in multiples (cotton balls, coins, magnets etc.)
-Sensory Items (play doh shapes, shaving cream)
-Rubber ducks or other animal figurines (the party store & Oriental Trading Co. sells large quantities of many small objects)
Have fun and get creative! Now you are on your way to a new way to getting lots of practice of articulation or vocabulary targets!
Do you love Kidspace in Pasadena, CA as much as we do? Maybe this blog post is about you! We recently had the pleasure of presenting our workshop entitled, "The Amazing Power of Speech and Language" in the beautiful Celebration Center at Kidspace. - Click here to read more about our experience and other Kidspace parents like you!