On a recent trip to Party City, I discovered a 59 cent gem! To some, this may look like a cheap plastic piece of junk....BUT to a Speech Pathologist, the language opportunities are huge! Here's why I have been having so much fun playing with my "Popper" this week with my little friends:
It encourages a toddler's understanding of cause and effect. Research shows that developing a child's understanding of cause and effect allows children to better their ability to solve problems, make predictions, and understand how their behavior impacts others.
It helps build the foundation for asking and answering WH questions. After the ball lands, you can ask your child, "Where is the ball?", and then answer your own question, "It's on the couch!". This will help your child to understand the expectation of WH questions and provides the model for the appropriate answer.
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