Here are a few of my favorite EI toy and ways I use them to promote language.
- Baby doll: This toy is excellent for teaching body parts, clothing, verbs, following directions, etc. The possibilities are endless. I built a kit for myself that included different outfits, bottle, pacifier, diapers, sipper cup, brush, bib, small toys, a bowl with a fork and spoon, and baby powder. I like to get baby dolls with soft bodies.
- Play Food: I LOVE play food and kids do too! My favorite is the kind you can cut up or peel. We can pretend to go shopping, be a chef, have a picnic, or serve the baby dinner.
-Bubbles: My absolute must have! Who doesn't love using bubbles. I especially like scented bubbles and no spill bubble containers.
-Sesame Street Count and Crunch Cookie Monster: Kids love using this toy. They enjoy requesting cookies, searching for where they went, counting how many cookies he ate, and watching him eat.
These are a few of my favorites. I would love to hear from you. What are your favorite EI toys?
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