I had great fun with Mr Potato Head in two of my therapy sessions today!
Do you have one at home / in your nursery?
Take turns - Put children in pairs or small groups and support them taking turns adding parts onto Mr Potato Head / take turns between you and your child.
Share - Talk about sharing when you take turns. Praise children for good waiting and good sharing.
Listen - give your child/ren instructions to follow.
Vary this according to their age/ ability. For example, 1 body part for an 18-24month old (“Put a nose on”), 2 body parts for a 2 year old (“put eyes and a mouth on”), 3 body parts for a 3 year old (“Put eyes, some feet and a mouth on”).
Talk - encourage your child to describe what they’re doing e.g. “I put eyes on”
Play around and talk about what Mr Potato Head is doing e.g. “He is stamping his feet”, “Mr Potato Head is wiggling his ears!”