Thursday, March 31, 2011

Bubble Therapy

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Bubbles have fascinated Matthew since he was about 9 months old. It wasn't until he was 2-1/2 years old when he could blow bubbles on his own.

It's an enjoyable lip rounding activity. He loves bubbles so much that it is a powerful motivator to get him through non-preferred gross motor activities.

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Bubbles also helped him with articulating certain speech sounds. "P" in pop, "B" in bubbles, "M" in more. Teaching him a few 2-word phrases was fun too. He'd say "bye bubbles" as we watched them float up and away and "gig (big) bubble" whenever he blew a big one.

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Now he shares his bubble interest with his sister. He never lets her touch the bottle of bubbles. But he's more than happy to let her pop them.

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Related post:
Toy Review Tuesday: Bubbles

2 comments:

Rochelle said...

Super cute, love how he lets her pop the bubbles but don't come near my bottle! LOL

Modern Mom Redefined ((Kelsi)) said...

Bubble therapy... I'll have to try that with my son who has Autism. I think it's therapy for the soul, too. =) Your kids are absolutely beautiful, and I love your mindset regarding your son. Your children are very blessed to be able to call you guys their parents.
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