Today I'm linking up with Kristin at Simply Speech to tell you what is in my Early Intervention Therapy Bag.
4. What could be more intriguing than wind-up toys? All the kids love this one, a wind-up Thomas the Train that goes around its own carry-along track. This one is from Tomy, from a long time ago, so it might be hard to find. Thankfully, mine is still in good condition! I have a large collection of other wind-up toys, too, that also work well to target a variety of skills including turn-taking and requesting.
6. I love cause and effect toys that easily facilitate interaction opportunities. I love marble mazes and car ramps, because the children quickly learn to put the ball or car at the top of the toy and let go and are mesmerized during its journey down the track. When it reaches the bottom, I quickly grab the ball or car, and wait for the child to indicate he'd like another turn. This type of toy never seems to get boring! The one pictured above is another vintage toy that I've had for 25 years, but you can find similar ones in any toy store.
7. Magic wands are always fun, just because they are! Especially when they make a magical sound, light up and spin!
8. Last, but not least, I love Noisy Stories by Joan and Jessica Rivard. This book is a collection of stories that feature repetitive line text and early developing sounds. They are so wonderful for use during my sessions but also to send along with the parents for home use. You can find this book at Mayer-Johnson's website.
Thanks for checking out what's in my EI Therapy Bag. Go to Simply Speech's page to check out what others have in their EI bags for some more great ideas.