Songs On the Move

Prep: 15 Minutes / Activity Time: 15 Minutes

Here’s a fun way to turn an everyday routine like riding in the car, into a powerful oral language experience!

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Pointer Pal

Prep: 5-10 Minutes / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

Use your “Pointer Pal” to encourage your toddler to label objects that you touch. See how many common household items your little one can name.

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Animal Sing Along

Prep: 2 Minutes / Activity Time: 4-5 Minutes

This fun activity will combine singing and pretend play as you bring one of her toy animals to life as it performs a favorite tune.

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What's in the Closet?

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

Children in this age are most famous for being little explorers! Fulfill their need for exploration by showing them a part of your home that they normally do not see on an everyday basis.

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Where Did It Go?

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

This activity will entertain your curious little one’s senses as they grab and touch, look and listen and even taste and smell! There will be many opportunities for both of you to describe what you see, hear, and touch to build a rich vocabulary.

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Talking All-Star!

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 15 Minutes

Playing a favorite fill-and-spill “basketball” game can help your baby learn new “motion” concept words by associating new words with the meaning of the motion.

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How Did That Happen?

Prep: None / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

Beginning at around 12 months, toddlers become increasingly curious about cause and effect. Provide toys and experiences in which your child can explore cause and effect relationships.

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Teddy Says

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

A fun way to see that your toddler really is learning a lot of language is to play games where he can show off all of the words he understands but cannot yet say.

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Let Me Add to That

Prep: None / Activity Time: 3-4 Minutes

At this age, most babies say their first words. Expand his one-word responses by stretching it into a sentence. Go a step further by making up a story, rhyme or song that has to do with your baby’s new favorite word!

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What’s This? What’s That?

Prep: None / Activity Time: 4-5 Minutes

By about 12 to 14 months, your baby will begin to recognize the names of things she sees or experiences each day. Those words become part of her receptive vocabulary. In this activity, you and your baby will explore a room of your home while you name the items, describe them and talk about them.

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