According to a Speech Therapy Resource: “PlayBasedSpeechTherapyCourse” (Instagram, January 2023), the following 5 types of play are often implemented in Speech Therapy and are recommended to facilitate at home to promote overall success and support in childhood:
~Sensory Play: Sensory play can focus on the five primary senses, but can also address two other sensory systems that are often overlooked: proprioceptive and vestibular systems targeting body awareness and balance.
~Physical Play: Physical Activity is shown to stimulate cognitive development, grow coordination and flexibility and is believed to help maintain healthy weight in childhood.
~Constructive Play: This form of play helps establish soft skills like organization and problem solving.
~Pretend Play: This form of play helps establish social and emotional development, language, and imagination/creativity.
~Rule Based Game Play: This form of play helps establish social skills, frustration tolerance, and attention.