Do you have a toddler in your life? Wondering what books to read with them? Choose board books that are repetitive. By having the same sentence on each page, your child is able to anticipate what is going to happen
and can fill in the missing words. "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? by Bill Martin and Eric Carle is a great choice. To expand on the activity, you can go around the house, looking for your child's favorite objects, singing/saying, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see. I see "milk" looking at me. Follow your child's lead and let them determine what objects go in the song. What do they look toward? What object makes them smile? That’s how you know what word goes into the song. ~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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