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Talking Activities
  • Say and practice tongue twisters with your child. Tongue twisters encourage letter sound association as well as rhyme such as Silly Sally went to town, walking backwards upside down. Make up your own funny tongue twisters with your child. You can use their name to encourage even more excitement such as Sammy‚Äôs silly salamander sails across the sea.
  • Talk about spatial relationships (first, middle, and last; right and left), opposites (up and down; on and off), and directionality (over, under, next to, in back of). These concepts can be difficult to grasp, so talking about these concepts as often as possible will build these comprehension skills. Model and encourage your child to use descriptive words in their vocabulary as much as possible.
  • Encourage your child to follow two- and three-step directions. Give them specific tasks in order and have them follow the directions such as "Go to your room, find your pajamas and bring them downstairs.