Archives: developing vocabulary

What’s Missing?

December 12, 2015 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on What’s Missing? | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: Common household objects or small toys Activity: Place a group of common objects on a table and give your child a few moments to study the collection. After your child has studied the group of objects, ask him to turn around. Remove one of the objects and ask your child • Read More »

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What’s Different?

October 8, 2015 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on What’s Different? | Filed in: Language.

Time: 20 minutes Materials: hat, belt, scarf, sunglasses, and jewelry Activity: Have your child study you for a few moments, then walk out of the room and change something about your appearance. Return and ask your child to guess what is different about you. Suggested Script: Keep it obvious for young children like taking off • Read More »

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Smell

June 30, 2015 | By jmitchell | Comments Off on Smell | Filed in: Language.

Time: 10 – 15 minutes Materials: Jars containing various strong smelling kitchen substances like cinnamon, coffee, pepper, mint, etc. Activity: Have your child close their eyes. Present an opened jar to your child to smell. Have them guess what it is.   After a guess is made, show them what is in the jar and talk about • Read More »

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