Food Hunt

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

The grocery store is a great place to develop vocabulary and practice oral language skills. The next time you’re shopping, stop by the produce department and explore the fruits and vegetables.

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What’s in the Bag?

Prep: 2 Minutes / Activity Time: 1-2 Minutes

Developing language is something that happens every day. In this game, your child can practice simple oral language skills.

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Growing in the Garden

Prep: 5 Minutes / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

The next time you are working in the yard or planting a plant, give your child a chance to help out while asking questions, introducing new words and inviting him to solve problems.

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Hello, Hello, Who’s Calling?

Prep: 3 Minutes / Activity Time: 5-7 Minutes

Here is an activity that will encourage your child to describe what he sees, express his thoughts and ideas and have fun talking on the phone with you.

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Let’s Go For a Drive!

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5-10 Minutes

Here is a simple activity that will encourage your child to tell you about an amazing adventure she is about to take you on, introducing them to unfamiliar words and experiment with new sounds.

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Toy Adventures

Prep: None / Activity Time: 3-5 Minutes

Your child is now imitating the language she hears and creating her own language. The next time she brings something to you, take advantage of the opportunity to extend conversation and even engage in some dramatic play.

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Teddy Bear Birthday Party

Prep: 10 Minutes / Activity Time: 10 Minutes

During this special Teddy Bear Birthday Party, you and your child will communicate using two- and three-word phrases!

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I Remember When

Prep: None / Activity Time: 5 Minutes

Your 2-year-old may be starting to recall and answer questions about past events. Reminisce with your little one about a favorite experience she enjoyed in the recent past.

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You've Got a Job to Do!

Prep: None / Activity Time: 3-4 Minutes

By 24-months-old, most toddlers can follow simple two- and three-step directions. This fun activity will give your child that special feeling of having a job to do while building vocabulary and oral language skills.

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Stretch That Thought

Prep: None / Activity Time: 7-8 Minutes

Your 2-year-old may now be using two or three words in a phrase to talk about and ask for things. When your child does this, you can stretch her phrase into a sentence or two. You will be modeling some important rules of language in this activity.

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