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Simple Summer Activity for Toddlers: Spray Bottle + Water

toddler ideas Aug 15, 2017

It feels like a hundred degrees out.

Your toddler is standing at the door saying, "outside outside outside."

You want to make the most of your time and help your child learn how to talk.

Here is something you can try...

bring out a spray bottle filled with water or a paint brush + a bowl of water.

When I was little, my parents would bring out a paint brush and water and we painted the deck outside.

We "painted" the wood and then watched as it would dry in the sun and then we would paint it some more.

This video shows you how to layer in language skills with research-based strategies that Speech Language Pathologists use.

Strategies include:

  • Repetition
  • Labeling
  • Modeling
  • Giving 1-2 step directions
  • Following child's lead.

Skills include:

  • Joint attention
  • Learning body parts
  • Following directions
  • Turn-taking
  • Fine motor skills

Daily routine that incorporates spray bottles:

  • Cleaning windows/mirrors.

Now that you've watched the video, here is your next step:
Read more Adrienne's online class: The Steps to Help Your Child Learn To Talk

Materials used in the video:

Spray Bottle
Paint Brushes

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