Daily routines are the perfect opportunities to target speech and fine motor skills. We can even practice these things while we are going for a walk!
Have you child imitate different kinds of animals and the way they walk. This can help:
Improve body and hand strength
Allow for weight bearing
Improve bilateral coordination
Improve following directions and motor planning
Improve spatial awareness
Practice animals’ names and sounds they make while walking like them.
Describe different plants and animals you see through identify their colors, shapes, sizes, textures, etc.
Identify actions you see around you (Birds flying, cars driving, kids playing, etc.)
Use categories by having your child find 3-5 objects to fit into categories (i.e. colors, animals, plants, cars, people)�-Identify and use prepositions during a game of I spy! Encourage your child to use propositions such as on top, in, below, next to, etc.