It’s nearly school holidays! Entertain the kids and develop their communication skills with these ideas:
Road trip? Put screens away and play ‘I Spy’! Try these variations to improve language and literacy skills:
- Rhyming – Something that rhymes with star
- Sound awareness – Something starting with /k/
- Categories – Something that’s a vehicle/animal/plant
- Describing – Something that is natural, tall, brown and green
- Function – Something that builders use to move dirt
Are we there yet? Don’t let them ‘drive’ you up the wall:
- Carpool karaoke – Sing nursery rhymes (great for early literacy skills!)
- Listen to audiobooks (learn the many benefits here and here)
- Play ‘20 Questions‘ (good for asking specific questions and using language to describe and group items)
- Read road signs and billboards
- Look at numberplates and find each letter of the alphabet…in order!
Get out and about! Physical activity promotes learning and children learn about the world through play
- Ignite imagination at Roola Boola (Prahran)
- Learn through hands-on play at the Children’s Gallery for 0-5 years (Melbourne Museum Carlton) or Scienceworks (Spotswood)
- Go wild at Melbourne Zoo (Parkville)
- Build memories at LegoLand (Chadstone)
Stay tuned for Part 2…
If you have any concerns about your child’s speech and language development, call us on 9899 5494! Seek help early, don’t wait and see!
Well-meaning family and friends may tell you not to worry but you are the expert on your child.