Word of the Week
“That” December 10-14
Activity: Use the word "that" to fill in for a specific toy or activity that you don't have a picture or word for. If your child has limited gestures, teach your child to point at something they want while using the word "that". If your child can combine 2-3 words, model phrases such as "you want that", "that is blue", "that is fun", "go get that", or "open that".
Review “get, you, no, turn” December 3-7
“Turn” November 26-30
Home activities: Read your child's favorite book, and say "turn", every time you turn the page. Play a game as a family, and say "your turn" and "my turn" before you take turns.
“No” November 12-16
Books: “No, David”, “Five Little Monkeys”
Home Activity: "no" can be a powerful word. Teach your child to say "no" when they are upset or frustrated. If your child can combine words, you can teach "no thank you".
“You” November 5-9
Books: “Happy Birthday to You” by Dr. Seuss, "Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do YOU See?" By Bill Martin Jr
and Eric Carle. " Are YOU My Mother?" By P.D. Eastman
Activities: Pretend to have a birthday party, and sing happy birthday to YOU! Say the phrase "I love YOU"
“Get” October 29-Nov. 2
Activities: “Go get” candy at Halloween. Play chase/tag and say “get me”. "Go get" dressed in the morning.
Books: “What do People Do” by Richard Scarry- a lift the flap book. Talk about what the people want to do.
Puzzles- have your child request each piece of the puzzle using the word "want".
Daily Routines- have your child use the word "want" to request his/her favorite activity, TV show, or food.
“Stop” October 9-12
Books: Bus Stop, Bus Go!, by Daniel Kirk
Activities: Use a bubble machine, and tell it to "stop" and "go".
Play with toy cars and trains, and tell them to "stop" and "go".
Talk about "Stopping" when driving in the car and you come to a red light or stop sign.
Do something your child doesn't like and have them tell you to "stop"!
"Stop" can be a powerful word for a child with behavior challenges. Teaching your child to say "Stop" allows them to have a way to appropriately express frustration.
“More” October 1-5
Books: “Just one More” by Jennifer Hansen Rolli
Activities: Pop the Pig game- feed the pig "more", ask for "more" snack or drink, ask for "more" bubbles or "more" of any favorite toy or activity
"Me" September 24-28
See post for "All about Me" project. Please try to have your project to school by September 24 if you are participating!
Books: “Just Me and My Mom” by Mercer Mayer
Activities: Present "All About Me" project.
Review "Go, In, Different, Help" September 17-21
"Help" September 10-14
Books: “Little Red Hen” Talk about how Little Red Hen needs help.
wind up toys- have your child ask for help to wind up the toy if they can't do it themselves
hard to open containers- put toys in containers that are difficult for your child to open, and have them ask for "help" to open the container
baby dolls- help the baby doll when she needs to eat, drink, or sleep
“Different” September 4-7
Books: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie”. Talk about how mouse wants something different on each page.
National Geographic interactive matching/memory games:
Activities: Memory game, ask for something "different" (a different food, toy, song, show)
The old lady who swallowed a fly- Priory Woods interactive game
Books: “The Mitten”, “There was an Old Lady who Swallowed a Fly”
Activities: doll house, dump truck, string/beads, Pop the Pig game
Books: “Go Away Big Green Monster”, “Go Dog, Go!”
Activities: wind up toys, trains/cars, talk about "going" to school and "going" home.