Let’s learn to understand and use words from these themes:
- Food (e.g., apple, strawberry, carrot, potato)
- Family (e.g., mother, father, sister, brother)
- Home (e.g., ceiling, floor, window, door)
- Talk about members of your immediate family (e.g., “You have two brothers and one sister.”). Alternate between using siblings’ names and titles (e.g., use Lucy and your sister interchangeably), so your child will make the connection: “Lucy is my sister.”
- Have your child make a model or draw a floor plan for your house. Have them show where all the rooms, windows and doors are located. Talk about what the floors are made of in each room. If you have an old magazine or flyer, your child could cut out pictures of different household objects to put in their model home.
Let’s learn to understand and use spatial words in sentences (front, behind, top, under, over, beside, next to, near).
- Play a magic guessing game with a few small objects like a box, ball and small toy. Put up a sheet of paper or something similar to block one player from seeing the objects. Take turns placing the selected object in front of, behind, on top of, or underneath the box. Have the other person guess where the object has been placed. Move the sheet to show where the object was placed and talk about the object’s location. Was it near the box? Was it far from the box?
Let’s learn to understand, answer and make up questions using who, what, when and where.
- Encourage your child to ask questions. Ask him or her questions that start with who, what, when and where. Talk about how each question word is used (e.g. who – questions about people, what – questions about things, when – questions about time, where – questions about places). This can be done during story time or any other time.
Can your child consistently:
- Understand and use words from these themes:
- food (e.g., apple, strawberry, carrot, potato)
- family (e.g., mother, father, sister, brother)
- home (e.g., ceiling, floor, window, door)
- Understand and use spatial words in sentences (front, behind, top, under, over, beside, next to, near).
- Understand, answer and make up questions using who, what, when and where.
Did you know?
Imaginative play is a great way to develop your child’s language skill. Through play, children can talk and learn about things that they might not experience in their everyday life, or better understand things they have experienced.