The goal of this week is to provide an opportunity for your child to increase use, expand, and improve understanding of language through play.
Growing My Skills
Make playdough or shaving cream “roads” on the table, then play “stop/go” with transportation toys.
Use a “ready, set….. go!” phrase at first, then allow for completion of the phrase by leaving off the last word (i.e., “Ready… Set …..”)
This activity allows for focus on joint attention, engagement, following directions, and simple language output.
Provide simple language model to describe the car (e.g., Fast car! Car goes down!)
Take turns being the “stoplight” and let your child be the one saying “stop/go.”
Take the play scheme a step further and create crashes!