Reading aloud to your child can begin while they are still in utero. Bedtime reading is a great chance to slow down with your child and deepen your bond. For some families, it’s a routine that continues into grade school.
Talk to me, Baby | Birth-6 months
Repeating what babies say lets them know you are listening and that communication is a two-way process.
“More… All Gone” | 12-18 months
“Playing” with food and toys is a great way to help your child to put words to their meanings.
Using Words to Have Fun | 18-24 months
Playing + words = great prompts for conversations
Obstacle Course | 24-30 months
This is a good activity to help children learn how to listen and follow one-step directions. It also gives them practice with gross-motor skills
Every Day I… | 30-36 months
Children’s ability to retell the events of their day increases their conversation skills. This activity teaches children how to relate a sequence of events and prepares them to talk about their day.
How Does It Feel? | 36-42 months
This sensory activity has children use their sense of touch to explore familiar objects while learning to use descriptive words to talk about what they are feeling but not seeing.
Tell Me About It | 42-48 months
Drawing a picture and providing dictation is a fun way for children to practice putting their ideas into words.
Opposites | 48-54 months
This fun activity introduces the concept of opposites and increases children’s vocabulary.
Word Play | 54-60 months
This activity develops the association between spoken and written words.