Young girls blowing bubbles at home

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Bubbles!

Did you know that National Bubble Week begins March 15th? I am so excited as I love to use bubbles in therapy, and it’s so easy for parents to use bubbles at home to support language development. Added bonus…bubbles are easy to find and cost-effective. You can even make your own bubbles! Here are some skills that you can target at home using bubbles:

Turn taking and pronouns: While I always hold the container, you can take turns with the wand and work on pronouns (e.g. My turn, your turn, I blow, you blow).  

Expanding sentences and vocabulary: Depending on where your child is at with his/her language, you can expand your child’s utterances by adding pronouns or concepts. Easy concepts to target include big/small, fast/slow, up/down. You can also work on action words (e.g. pop, blow, poke, open, close, catch). 

Sequencing and following directions: There are TONS of bubble crafts and experiments out there! Crafts and experiments provide opportunities for developing sequencing skills and working on following directions. If your child needs help with event retells, try to take pictures during the activity as a way of providing visual support. 

https://www.broogly.com/project/popped-bubble-art

http://www.housingaforest.com/bubble-painting/

https://livingwellmom.com/homemade-colored-bubbles/

 Counting: Poke-a-Dot books, by Melissa and Doug, are awesome! These books are so helpful when teaching one-to-one correspondence. You can also use these books to work on vocabulary development and fine motor skills. 

We want to hear from you! What are some of your favorite ways to use bubbles in therapy or at home?  

COVID-19 Protocol

We hope you and your family are continuing to stay safe and healthy! We have outlined our protocols for in-person sessions during COVID-19. As you know, the health and safety of our clients and therapists remain our highest priority. As always, please reach out with any questions or concerns. Thank you for your cooperation and understanding as we work together through these unprecedented times.


Hand Washing:
Upon arrival at your home, your therapist will wash their hands with soap and water and/or use hand sanitizer. We ask that you and your child also wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer upon your therapist’s arrival.
 
Facemasks:
We are asking our therapists to wear masks upon entering your home and throughout your child’s session. That said, we understand that some children have adverse reactions to seeing adults in masks and will leave it up to you and your therapist to decide your comfort level while still taking safety precautions.
 
We ask that parents and caregivers also follow the guidelines and wear masks when sitting in on sessions. We will not enforce that policy, but we do kindly ask for compliance.
 
As for your child, we realize that masks may not be appropriate for every child so we will not enforce the rule that children over the age of 2 should wear a mask.  However, if your therapist insists that your child wear a mask, then that will be a requirement directly between the two of you. We respect our therapists’ individual comfort levels with safety precautions and ask that you respect them as well.

 

Protocol Acknowledgment and Health Certification:

Before your child’s first in-person session, we are asking clients to submit an acknowledgment of these protocols and a health certification, which you can find here. Thank you again for your cooperation and for helping all of us stay healthy!