Activity for an individual child
Age group: 30-40 months
Duration of activity: 10 minutes
- Bond paper
- Crayons or markers
- Picture book (optional)
This is a fantastic way to show your child that words are talk written down. Your child will be particularly motivated to "read" her own words.
- Whenever your child draws or paints a picture, ask her to tell you about what she created. Write down her words, and create a caption for the art work. Be sure to read it back to her.
- As an alternative, you can show your child photos or pictures in a book. Invite her to supply a caption by asking her to tell a story about the picture. Again, be sure to write down and review her words.