Watch “Groovy Joe Ice Cream and Dinosaurs” with your child
This interactive book contains an important message (and fun song!) regarding the importance of sharing, an important pragmatic skill that we target language surrounding
Depending on your child’s level of language, you can “mute” the video and provide your own narration, utilizing simple words or phrases on the images, or keep the volume up
After the video, spend time with your child discussing how it feels to share, that it is a “green choice” and makes someone a good friend/play partner
After the book, play pretend ice cream shop!
Take turns sharing the ice cream with one another, and utilizing language to request to share
This activity allows for language skill targets such as requesting, turn-taking, answering and asking wh- questions, answering and asking yes/no questions, following directions