Sunday, January 27, 2013

Shaving cream play...a great way to facilitate language!

During the summer, I had a playgroup at my house and it was ALL about sensory fun!  We had shaving cream EVERYWHERE... our sensory table with some cars... an infant wading pool with some foam blocks...
(As you can see we had some pirates and Frankenstein grace us with their presence at this play date!)

...even in some Tupperware with paintbrushes so the kids could paint on my windows (which of course meant they needed water squirters to clean it off and do it again!!!).  

And oh the wonderful language that was used that day to describe what they were doing, what they were making, and how they were doing it!  

So you all know what this means for my clients don't you?  Some lucky parent will be washing some shaving cream off of their child soon enough...once the weather gets nice again and we can spend some quality time outside!

I have a sneaky suspicion that sensory table with saving cream and cars will show up again...maybe with some laminated stimulus cards hidden in it!  Hmmmm....who knows what else this old brain will think of!  I guess you'll just have to wait and find out come spring and summer.  I'll keep you posted. :)

P.S.  This is what my bathroom looked like that night after cleaning the shaving cream off of ALL the foam blocks!  SO WORTH IT!

Happy Talking!!!


  1. I love this! Have you seen the picture that I posted on Let's Talk SLP's Facebook? Our preschool class also had some shaving cream fun a few weeks ago! It was so much fun! :)


    1. I didn't see that Brea. I'll have to check out the pics! Thanks for giving me a heads up! I love playing with shaving cream. It smells so good and my wedding ring gets so clean and sparkly! Oh yeah, and the kids have a BLAST (which is the best part! :))!

  2. I love sensory tables! I've done some with shaving cream, but I think my favorite was with the instant fake preschoolers loved making small batches of snow, then we dumped what they made in with the rest of it in our big table...then we went hunting for various toys. The kids have a blast every time!

    Talking With Rebecca

    1. Are you talking about the snow kits you buy or do you have your own recipe? I'm always looking for new recipes...if you have one I'd love it if you shared :). Snow sounds like a TON of fun...especially for winter time in areas like I'm in right now...where snow is few and far between during the winter. Great language I bet! Thanks for sharing. Great idea!


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