Bundled up under piles of blankets….wishing for that perfect cup of hot chocolate and great ways to work on your child’s speech inside?
Look no further…recipe included (and SLP tested). Getting in the kitchen with your kiddos is a great way to learn new vocabulary, following directions, answering WH questions, and many other language opportunities!
(© dlsh.it) Prepared in Crock Pot
1 ½ c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
¼ c. cocoa powder
½ c. sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. heavy cream
6 c. whole milk
1 bag of mini marshmallows
1. Combine all ingredients except marshmallows in a slow cooker. Stir with large spoon or spatula to combine.
2. Cook until everything is melted, stirring occasionally, 2 hours on LOW temperature.
3. 10 minutes before serving, add marshmallows and let them get melty. Garnish with more mini marshmallows if desired.
Vocabulary to practice while making:
Combine, spatula, cup, teaspoon, stir, melted, occasionally, desired, cream, whole milk, semi-sweet, ingredients, melted, garnish, perishable, nonperishable
Language Tasks for practice while making:
* Have your child retell the steps you took to make the hot chocolate
* Name as many ingredients as you can remember without looking at the list
* Discuss different flavors you could add to your hot chocolate like peppermint, caramel, cinnamon and describe different tastes cool, spicy, smooth
WH questions that can be practiced:
What did we use to stir/mix/measure/open?
Which ingredients are perishable and need refrigerated and those that don’t are nonperishable.