Tip 83 – Practice memory skills with your child right in the comfort of your own home… in any room.
Sit together with your child on a comfortable couch or in another favorite spot. Then take turns naming objects in a selected category. Always repeat what has been said and then add your new item. Here is an example of the way it works.
Child – Green cup
Parent – Green cup, green vase
Child – Green cup, green vase, green dish
Parent – Green cup, green vase, green dish, green castle
Choose great categories. That is your key to this game. Here are some popular ones: green (or any color), round, wooden, hard, soft, big and small. You may think of others.
Name up to five items at any one time and then switch to a new category.
*Adapted from Make Your Own Preschool Games: A Personalized Play and Learn Program by Sally Goldberg, pp. 191-192
October! The Month of Positive Energy
Friends are great, the best there is.
Each one is like a treasure.
Share a friend with someone else.
That’s a special pleasure.
To do the introduction,
It starts a standard way.
Specific words are what you’ll need.
This is what you say,
I WOULD LIKE YOU TO MEET MY FRIEND
JOHN, THIS IS SARAH
SARAH, THIS IS JOHN
When you hear this introduction
With this very special start,
Get ready with your answer.
It’s your most important part.
NICE TO MEET YOU
Now it’s time to listen.
You can smile in advance.
Here is what your friend might say
When there is a good chance.
NICE TO MEET YOU TOO
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