Learning Verbs with Play-Doh!
Written By: Kaitlin Bednarz M.S., CCC-SLP
Play-Doh is the way to go! At Jump Start Pediatric Therapy Center, there is a 99.9% chance that there is Play-Doh somewhere in your child’s therapy room! There are so many ways to use Play-Doh to target speech and language goals and today we’re going to focus on verbs!
The next time your child pulls out Play-Doh, you can practice these verbs:
Roll the Play-Doh into ball or other shapes
Roll the Play-Doh across the table to each other
Use a rolling pin to roll the Play-Doh into a flat shape
Push the Play-Doh down onto the table
Push the shape cutters into the Play-Doh
After making balls, smash the Play-Doh into flat pieces
Pull and Stretch
Pull the Play-Doh to break into smaller pieces
Stretch Play-Doh to make bigger before using shape cutters
Using tools, such as a safe play knife, cut the Play-Doh into different shapes and designs
After putting the shape cutters into the Play-Doh, practicing shaking the cutter to help separate the outside Play-Doh
Throw and catch Play-Doh balls back and forth
Target to request for opening/closing the Play-Doh container
You can target this more than once by only taking a little bit of Play-Doh out at a time
Let us know in the comments what your child’s favorite Play-Doh activity is!