-How about creating a band using household items and practice some rhythm!
-Use the leaves, sticks and conkers you can find while out and about and create your own picture.
-Guessing games are a good and interesting way of helping your child develop descriptive language.
Find some different objects in your house i.e. a banana, a toothbrush, a fork and a pencil. Talk about these objects, for example:
A banana is long, smooth and a little squashy.
A toothbrush is long, hard but has soft bristles.
A fork is long, hard and has some pointy bits on the top.
A pencil is long, hard and has one point at the top.
Tell your child to close their eyes. When their eyes are closed, describe one of the objects to them - they need to guess the object. When they have had a turn, it's your turn to close your eyes while your child describes an object for you to guess.
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-Shape spotting. Have a look around the house and find shapes in everyday objects, i.e. a television screen maybe a rectangle; the top of a toothpaste tube is a circle.
-Go on a walk looking for changes to the environment, i.e. leaves and conkers.
-Helping around the house is a great way to develop listening, attention and understanding. For example, ask your child to put a certain number of items of clothing into the washing machine or to check ‘under’ and ‘behind’ furniture for toys to tidy up.
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