How to Work on Language with A Child Who Likes to Move

Keeping young children engaged in highly-structured language-building tasks can be challenging, especially when the task requires them to be seated in one place. However, staying seated in one place is by no means a requirement to work on language. In fact, you’re much more likely to have success working on language if you incorporate theContinue reading “How to Work on Language with A Child Who Likes to Move”

How to Work on Language While Doing the Dishes

As a parent stuck at home during this strange, unprecedented time, many of us are finding it harder than ever to juggle work, parenthood, and running a household! When we’re already spread so thin, thinking of new ways to work on language with our children can be a daunting task!  Instead of finding new gamesContinue reading “How to Work on Language While Doing the Dishes”

Stimulating Language with Blocks and Fill-In Sets

Fill-in sets is a term I use to describe phrases like “ready, set,… go” that you can leaving unfinished for a child to fill in. For example, parent says, “ready, set….” and child fills in, “go!”  Fill-in sets are a great way to stimulate language and they’re engaging for children because they are: –       predictable –       exciting (thinkContinue reading “Stimulating Language with Blocks and Fill-In Sets”

Fun with Bubbles – Working on Language Each Step of The Way

In any activity we do, be it play or a simple home routine such as bath time, it’s easy to create opportunities for language use each step of the way! Here’s how you can break down the simple play routine of blowing bubbles to give your child lots of opportunities to use language!  If theContinue reading “Fun with Bubbles – Working on Language Each Step of The Way”