“Have Any? How Many?”
your child with multiple objects that are the same (e.g., blocks, shoes, cars).
up the objects and ask, “What are these?” Then hold up one and ask, “What is
through picture books. Ask your child to name single items and then point to
multiples and ask him to name these items as well.
the “s” at the end of words.
Use numbers when labeling objects (e.g., one
block, two blocks).
the use of plurals when necessary. Provide your child with as many
opportunities to use plurals as possible throughout the day.
irregular plurals, model correct uses (e.g., mouse-mice). If your child says,
“I see two mouses,” you say, “Oh, you see two mice?” Remember do not criticize
your child’s incorrect responses. Rather, just rephrase it correctly.