Bubbles … So I keep a bottle in my therapy box at all times. I’ve also been know to have one in my hand bag and the glove box of my car … always be prepared. Over the years bubbles have saved me on a number of occasions when children found it difficult to settle.
Why do I love them for therapy ? Well first the kids just love them and secondarily they target so many areas .
Here are a few
- Watching and popping bubbles requires sustained attention the foundation skill of all learning .
- Following the bubbles with the eyes is great for visual tracking
- Popping the bubbles with a swipe of the hand is good for eye-hand coordination
- Popping bubbles with an index finger develops finger isolation
- Encouraging your child to ask you to blow the bubbles promotes language
- Blowing bubbles is requires breath support
- Blowing bubbles works oral musculature which can help with feeding and speech
- Address taking turns by alternating blowing and popping the bubbles with your child
- Touching the bubbles is a tactile sensory experience .
So for 2 euro in your nearest euro giant store you can achieve all this . It’s top marks from me.