Language Through Baking Biscuits.
At The Talking House we like to work on our targets through fun and creative activities. We can’t think of anything better than being able to eat our achievements – in this case Mia’s Easter shortbread biscuits!
In this session with Mia we worked on, attention and listening, processing verbal information, auditory memory, following instructions, vocabulary including weights and measures and sentence formulation such as the use of nouns, verbs and descriptive language.
- 6oz plain flour, sieved
- 4oz butter, softened
- 2oz caster sugar
You will need:
- Baking tray, greased
- Preheated oven at 180°C
1. First, wash your hands.
2. Weigh out the sugar and butter and beat until combined.
3. Add the flour in small amounts and mix until it forms breadcrumbs
4. Squeeze the breadcrumbs together to form a ball, you may need to add a little milk to help it come together.
5. Place the ball onto a floured surface and roll out to about 0.5cm thick
6. Cut the biscuits into shapes using a biscuit cutter or a cup.
7. Place the biscuits on a greased baking tray leaving a little space around them.
8. Put them on the middle shelf of the oven.
9. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, or until golden brown.
10. Leave to cool on a cooling rack before decorating.
Baking is such a lovely way to work on speech, language and communication skills.
Don’t forget that therapy can, and should be, fun!
We’d love to see some of your bakes, send us some pictures or share them on our Facebook page.