Our letter this week is l, and what better l word is there than lollipops?
Lollipops are better than gold around here, so I knew this activity would hold Noah’s attention.
Activity: Lollipop L
Supplies: Small cup, lollipops, painters tape
1. Using painters tape, make an oversized letter l on your floor.
2. Place the lollipops upside down in the cup. (Having your child pick up the lollipops by the sticks will be good fine motor work.)
3. Demonstrate to your child how to pick a lollipop and lay it on the l. Ask your child to make the l sound, say an l word of your choosing or say lollipop before allowing them to take the next lollipop.
Noah did so well with this!!! I broke lollipop down into three syllables, and although he doesn’t have his l’s down, he made the vowel sounds and he hit a few of the pops dead on. This is a big step for him because he thus far has only been able to do CV (consonant-vowel), and pop is CVC.
I’ve always said food is his greatest motivator, and I’m finding out that’s par for the course with Down syndrome. Ahhh, a boy after my own heart – in more ways than one.