Just before Christmas the staff at M's Swiss kindergarten picked up on a speech problem. Not the lack of it, no way nothing stops him talking apart from the TV. He has a problem pronouncing some of his letters. In particular SH. We are lucky that there are Speech Therapists within the school complex. Last week I got a phone call that a space had become available. So this week we went along for his first appointment.
The lady was really nice and decided to work on strengthening his face mussels. They started with some blowing exercises. One of them was blowing a small ball of cotton wool across a table into a goal made of building bricks. I thought this was a good idea and as she asked us to do this game at home I decided to take it a step further.
As M would say google is a wonderful thing. I don't think there is anything you can't find there, and making mini goals didn't beat it.
All you need is a rectangular piece of paper.
Fold the piece of paper in half length ways.
Then fold it in half length ways again and open it back up. This gives you a central line.
At both ends of the piece of paper fold the corners into the central line.
Then fold the two pointed ends over to the central line. Let these open back up and it will stand to give you a simple goal.
Our speech therapist used a small ball of cotton wool and a straw to blow it across the table. She then moved onto just blowing the cotton wool.
After playing with the cotton wool we decided to raid the house and see what else would make good balls.
M decided a half walnut shell didn't make a very good football.