Thursday, March 31, 2011
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.
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.
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.
Toy Review Tuesday: Bubbles