MOSD Student Activities May 11 - 15
Each week that MOSD is closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic our professionals are providing activities for students and their families to do at home in addition to their scheduled classroom times and teletherapy! We are following thematic units revolving around the home and household activities.
Feel free to follow along and do these activities with your family!
Putting Your Lovey (Baby Doll or Stuffed Animal) to Bed
Imaginative play and books are both wonderful ways to develop new language skills, imagination, and turn taking. They also provide a great opportunity for children to escape, relax, snuggle, and unwind.
Have your child take their lovey through a typical bedtime routine at your house:
- You may want to begin by giving your lovey a bath. This can be done with an empty plastic tub, a wash cloth, a towel, soap, and shampoo. The lovey can be given a real bath or a pretend bath, depending on time and type of lovey.
- Put on lovey’s PJs (they can be real or you can use your imagination and pretend).
- If it is a baby it might need a bottle and to be rocked and burped.
- Be sure to brush lovey’s teeth.
- Your child may want to snuggle with their toy and read it a bedtime story.
- Maybe the lovey would enjoy it if your child sings it a lullaby or song.
- You’d better check lovey’s diaper. It might need to be changed (again, just go through the motions and pretend).
- Then, it’s time to put it to bed. You can use your child’s bed, a toy bed or a box or basket. Another idea would be to use a pillow for the bed using the pillowcase as a blanket. Be sure to cover it up so it won’t get cold.
- Turn off the lights and tiptoe quietly out of the room so you won’t wake up Lovey….shhhhhhh!
- 1-2 Word Targets
- read book
- shhhhhh! ·
- 3-5 Word Targets
- My baby is splashing!
- Baby’s diaper is dirty
- Let’s read baby a book.
- The pillow is soft.
- Go to sleep baby.
- 6+ Word Targets
- Encourage higher level thinking by asking questions such as ‘’Why does baby have to take a bath?”—“Do you think baby wants to go to bed?”-- “What do you think she will do when you put her in her bed?”—"Why can’t baby stay up late?”
- Take what your child says to model correct language structures and to add higher level vocabulary.
- The Napping House by Audrey Wood
- Time for Bed, Pete the Kitty by James Dean
- My Monster Mama Loves Me So by Laura Leuck
- Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed by Ellen Christelow
- How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? By Jane Yolen & Mark Teague
- Haba First Orchard (great first board game for 2-4 year olds!)
- Guess Who
- Chutes & Ladders
- Candyland Memory
*Some of these games may be available to play free online!
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