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

Exposing your baby to new textures helps to develop gross and fine motor skills. This exciting sensory activity will engage your baby in a world of exploration and amazement.

In this activity, the goal is less about recognizing the specific letter and more about becoming aware that a letter is a printed shape that is pretty important.

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.

Experts agree that sound play may help pave the foundation for later developing phonological skills, which are important for learning how to read. Your baby will be excited to share this activity of imitating environmental sounds!

During this phase of development, your baby will begin to show interest in sharing a picture book with you. You can foster her awareness of objects on a page by choosing books that have pictures of objects, animals or people that interest her.

Children love to recognize and write their own names. At 3 years old, children can learn to spot the letters in their names, especially the first letter. This activity provides your child with failure-free practice in tracing her name - one step toward believing she is a writer.

When you play simple word games with your 4-year-old, you are teaching him that spoken words are made up of individual sounds and that words can be broken into smaller parts. In this game, your child will learn to listen carefully to the first sound in a word and then “guess your word” by blending the remaining sounds together.

You have probably noticed that your 24- to 35-month-old loves repetition. If you pronounce a word from a favorite story incorrectly, or inadvertently omit a word or phrase, your child will be sure to let you know. In this activity, you can use this skill, coupled with your child’s love of repetition, to help introduce her to rhyming words.