“When The Moon Hits The Sky Like A Big Pizza Pie…”
descriptive words to expand on what your child says (e.g., if your child says
“ball,” you say “big ball”).
descriptive words throughout your child’s daily routines (e.g., during diaper
changes, “dirty diaper”; during mealtime, “hot soup” or “I’m hungry”; during
bath time, “little toe, big toe, wet, water”; during playtime, “red blocks, big
blocks, square blocks”).
through your child’s favorite books. Point to pictures and describe the
objects, actions, and people.
a book of opposites (e.g., big shoe, little shoe, long hair, short hair, hot
fire, cold ice cream).
Give your child choices (e.g., “Do you want
the big ball or the little ball?”).
various objects in a grab bag. Have your child pick one object at a time and
your child to use descriptive words by asking questions about the objects, such
as “What color is it? Is it big or little? How does it feel?”
walks with your child. Children love to be outside. Describe how you feel (e.g.,
“I’m cold”, “I’m hot”, “I’m hungry”). Describe what you see (e.g., green
grass, big tree, pretty flowers), and describe what you hear (e.g., loud fire
engines, chirping birds, crying babies).