Paper Plane's Christmas Shopping Ideas


A question that we have been getting a lot of this time of year is “WHAT DO I GET MY KIDDOS FOR CHRISTMAS?!?!?!” We are hoping this blog post will help give you some ideas of games and toys that can help your littles improve in their OT and speech and language skills. Games and activities are great for facilitating interactive, relationship based fun. It’s important to realize that nothing can take the place of you interacting with your kiddos. These ideas are simply ways to facilitate that connection with your children.

Happy shopping!

IDEAS FOR TODDLERS

1. Bubbles

Bubbles are such a great activity for you and your toddler. If you allow some wait time in between blowing more bubbles, the activity allows your child to have the opportunity to use language and request for recurring bubbles. Bubbles also can focus on turn-taking as well as wonderful lip rounding and breath support for your little one. Bubbles are also an excellent tool for regulating breathing for those moments that have our kids feeling overwhelmed.

2. Hoot Owl Hoot by Peaceable Kingdom; Ages 4+, 2-4 players

Hoot Owl Hoot has the cutest manipulatives and the directions are printed on the inside of the box..GENUIS! This game is collaborative, meaning there is no competition and everyone has to work together to get all of the owls to the nest. This is a great game for turn-taking, simple strategy, and color matching.