As children get older, they really begin to notice physical features of other people. You may be in the grocery store and your daughter says, "Look, mommy, that man is big." As the adult in the child's life, it may be your natural tendency to ignore the child, but, when you do, they will often repeat the sentence. Instead, make a comment about the person, such as "Look at his red shirt. You have a red shirt too." Often by redirecting, they begin to notice other things about people that they can comment on. Depending on your child's understanding,
you can talk about how saying a person is big would make that person feel.
~Marena Mitchell, Speech Language Pathologist
Daily tips, activities, and suggestions on how to naturally embed speech, language, play, fine motor, gross motor, and cognitive skills into your child's day, often using the materials already found in your home environment.
Marena Mitchell is a speech-language pathologist
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