What We Know They Can Do
“Fun With Words” Activities
|Begin to express themselves by scribbling.
|Allow for scribbling. Give blank pages to write on.
|Point out familiar logos and symbols such as McDonalds®.
|Cut out familiar logos and create a picture book. Write a story at the bottom of each page with your child as the main character.
|Enjoy listening to story books and retelling familiar simple stories.
|Choose books that have a character repeating one thing over and over so the story is easy to follow.
|Begin to use objects to represent other things, like a block becomes a bed in The Three Bears.
|Use props and act out a story. Follow your child’s lead as he becomes a character who does things differently than the main character in the book.
|Can place objects, spoken words or ideas in groups that share common traits.
|Cut out pictures from magazines or grocery flyers so that your child can lace them into common groups. Ask him to sort pictures in two groups: Food/Toys or Can Eat/Can Not Eat.