Is Getting Messy Linked to Language Development?

By Diane Wolfe, Speech Language Pathologist

is getting messy linked to language development

Can getting messy help with language development? Try these fun activities to help your child explore language through “hands-on” activities!

  1. Squirt a small amount of shaving cream on the kitchen table and drive small cars through it and make “Vrooom” sounds.
  2. Draw or sing “Wheels on the Bus” song which drawing with your fingers in the shaving cream making circles for wheels, and up and down for the windows opening and shutting and encourage your child to imitate your movements and speech.
  3. Add jello powder for texture or coloring and have your child identify the colors!