Sunday, February 21, 2010

Make a craft

Here are some recent crafts we have done together. He LOVES craft projects and gets very excited when we start them! And he loves showing them off to daddy, which results in another moment when he gets to use his language skills!

Making crafts works on following directions, sequencing steps and vocabulary. All things important for language development. And the best part, they just think it's fun, they don't realize you are working on their language development at all. Talk through the craft alot. Talk about what you have to do first, second, third and last. Talk about the supplies you need, label them to give them the words to request for them. Give them directions to follow, simple for younger kiddos and more difficult/multi-step for older kiddos. 1 step directions are good for 1-3 year olds, 3-5 year olds can usually do 2-3 step directions.

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