Telling the Name of a Parent
skill becomes very important as children become more independent. If separated
from you, Your child will be reunited with you much faster if your child can
give your name.
Help your child to understand the difference
between first and last names by using his name as an example (e.g., your first
name is….., your dad’s first name is …..).
you have given Dad and Mom’s names several times, play a game with your child.
Give a variety of first name’s and tell your child to respond when hearing Mom
or Dad’s. Prompt if necessary until he independently identifies the names
the same activities, however, this time give your child Mom and Dad’s last
names (if Mom has kept the maiden name, this will be a little more difficult).
your child seems confident, do role playing. Pretend your child is in a store
and has become separated from Mom and Dad. Pretend you are the store manager
and ask “What is your Mommy/Daddy’s name?”