Possession & Possessives
“Yours, Mine & Ours”
your child questions throughout the day about people’s possessions
(e.g., “Who’s _____ is this?”).
the response if necessary (e.g., “This is daddy’s _____;” “This is my _____;”
“This is Junior’s _____.”).
at photographs and talk about who is doing what in the pictures.
Allow your child to help you put the clothes
away after doing laundry. Label the clothes by whom they belong to (e.g.,
“Mommy’s shirt, Daddy’s socks, Junior’s pants”).
a play activity, hold up your child’s favorite toy and say, “This is my ball,”
look toward him and wait for a response.
a photograph of your child’s family members on the outside of a box. Place
several of their belongings in each. Encourage your child to help you. Hold
up one object at a time. Ask him, “Whose is this?” If he does not respond,
point to the picture of the family member, pause, than model the appropriate
response (e.g., Daddy’s sock).