Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Animals (e.g., fox, deer, rabbit, bear)
- Feelings & expressions (e.g., happy, smile, sad, tears)
- Body (e.g., eye, ear, nose, mouth)
- Discuss feelings with your child. Ask him or her to think about a time when he or she was happy, sad and mad. Talk about signs that other people may be happy, mad, or sad.
- Sometimes I Feel Like a Fox by Danielle Daniel is an excellent book for exploring both feelings and animals.
Let’s learn to understand and use prepositions in sentences (in, out, on, off, up, down, by, with).
- When telling your child where something is, use words that describe its location, like on top of the table, down by the bottom step, with the toys. You could even hide special objects or toys ahead of time for your child to find.
Let’s learn to understand and use regular plurals.
- When you are at the grocery store or unpacking groceries, talk about how the names of things change when there is more than one (e.g., one pepper, two peppers). Explain that with most words, we simply add an “s” at the end of the word to show there is more than one item. Find the plural of other words and see if some of them don’t follow the “add an s” rule (e.g., foot becomes feet).
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- animals (e.g., fox, deer, rabbit, bear)
- feelings & expressions (e.g., happy, smile, sad, tears)
- body (e.g., eye, ear, nose, mouth)
- Understand and use prepositions in sentences (in, out, on, off, up, down, by, with).
- Understand and use regular plurals.
Did you know?
Your child’s ability to talk about their thoughts and feelings helps reduce frustration and conflict at home. It begins with learning how to recognize and name what these thoughts and feelings are (metacognition). Start with a few main emotions, and then build from there. Disney Pixar’s film Inside Out is a fun way to explore some of these emotions with your child.