Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Food (e.g., to chew, to swallow, fruit, vegetable),
- Family (e.g., grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle)
- Celebration & tradition (e.g., to dance, to sing, special, holiday)
- Talk about the importance of family and all the members of your own family. Take your child out to ceremonies and celebrations in your community and talk about what they mean.
Let’s learn to answer questions about a story.
- After reading with your child, ask him or her questions about the main ideas in the story. For example, “What happened? Who was in the story? Was there a problem? How did the story end?”
Let’s learn to follow three-step instructions.
- Use three-step instructions when giving your child household chores to do. For example, “Gather all your toys, put them in the toy box and then close the cover.”
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- food (e.g., to chew, to swallow, fruit, vegetable),
- family (e.g., grandmother, grandfather, aunt, uncle)
- celebration & tradition (e.g., to dance, to sing, special, holiday)
- Answer questions about a story.
- Follow three-step instructions.
Did you know?
During the course of language development, children build a ‘mental dictionary’ which includes a number of words they are familiar with and understand. Each word in the dictionary has meaning as well as its pronunciation. It may also include some syntactical properties of words, such as whether they are a noun, verb, or pronoun, and how they are used in a sentence.