Over the next few weeks we will share a few learning activities that can be easily done at home. With these strategies you can support your child’s learning during play time.
1. Exposing your child to a range of words.
Exposure to a range of different words from parents and caregivers is an important influence on early language development. It provides children with more opportunities to expand their vocabulary by learning new words. Hearing different words also exposes children to a variety of phonological patterns which is helpful for speech sound and early literacy learning.
This can be anything from:
Names of objects and people (apple, grandma) 🍎👵
Action words (running, jumping) 🏃♂️
Descriptive words (blue, soft, big)🎨
Greetings (hi, bye) 👋
Question words (who?, where?) 🤔
Location words (in, over) 🔝🔛🔙
You could practice new words while playing ‘hide and seek’. Instead of hiding yourself you could hide a favourite toy and describe exactly where it was found: ‘Look, the blue big bear was under the black box!’🐻