This is the first in our new series on how to use IKEA in Speech Therapy.
IKEA has a great range of affordable toys and other items that are ideal for using with young children.
It’s also really accessible to families making it a great way to incorporate ideas at home!
Playsounds Kit for Toddlers
Today I am going to make up a kit of playsounds to use with toddlers. This is ideal for children who are just beginning to copy sounds/words. You can use all these objects in playtime to make lots of different noises. Remember to repeat the noises many times and praise your child when he/she tries to imitate you.
Finger Puppets –
Sounds you can say – rah! sssssss, meow, woof, tweet tweet
2. Watering Can and Flowers
Sounds you can say – pshhhhh (water), “smell flowers”
3. Train set
Sounds – choo choo!
Sounds to make – brrrrrrm, beep!
5. Bandaids for doctor play
Sounds to make – ow!
6. Animal touch & feel book
Sounds to make – baaaa, meow
7. Pop Up tent
Sounds to make – boo!
8. Pots and Pans
Sounds to make – bang! “hot” sounds, yum!
A cheap and easy way to bring out a fun kit and help your child imitate sounds. This is a vital first step in learning new words!