Friday, July 29, 2011

Summer 'Snow'

I love shaving cream any time of the year but it makes for an extra fun activity during the summer!  The temps outside have been in the high 90's for too many days now and even the pool water is too warm to cool of the kids.  How about playing in the "snow"?   Pull out a can of shaving cream ---you can even choose from a variety of fresh scents to add some extra sensory input---and have some FUN! Shaving cream is a great tool for encouraging children to practice copying simple shapes, letters, and numbers.  A multi-sensory approach is important for learning and reinforces new skills.  Children need lots of opportunities to practice copying shapes and letters before they ever pick up a pencil, so get your can of shaving cream and get started today!

Jen Dermody, OTR/L

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