Elicit the use of past tense by asking your
child about a recent experience (e.g., after going to the park ask, “Where did
you go today?” or “What did you do at the park?”).
playing with blocks, knock them down and say, “What happened to the blocks?”
not criticize incorrect verb forms.
your child says, “I falled down,” instead of “I fell down,” restate what he has
said in the correct way (e.g., Oh, you fell down).
irregular past tense during appropriate situations throughout your child’s