Talking Together at Home and On The Go
Ordinary moments spark rich conversations! To a young child, it’s the everyday moments that are the most interesting and fascinating. Here are some ways to add fun and colorful language to daily experiences.
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PARENT TIP SHEET
|As you…||You might say or ask…|
|get dressed||“What body parts do you have a pair of?”|
|cook in the kitchen||“Let’s chop..mix..pour..spread..shake!”|
|use kitchen tools||“What is this tool used for, and how does it work?”|
|walk down a street||“What kinds of stores do you see? What kinds of vehicles do you see??”|
|observe an insect up close||“Look an ant! Where do you think it’s going?”|
|look up at the clouds||“What shapes or animals do you see in the clouds?”|
|walk through a park or field||“What’s alive? Not alive? How do you know?”|
|drop mail in the mailbox||“How do you think this letter will travel to grandma?”|
|see a firefighter or police officer||“A firefighter helps keep us safe when there’s a fire. What other people have important jobs?”|
|get ready for bed||“What did we do today? What was your favorite part of your day?”|