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Activities to Support Healthy Brain Development

Language

  • From the time a child is born, talk with him about everything he does. Use words to describe the different parts of his world.
  • Make a box to look like a barn. Add plastic animals in the box and show him each animal as you name it. “Here is a cow.  Can you say cow?” Then ask the child to find each animal as you ask for the name.
  • Hide a small object in the room, and talk about all of the places it could be. Use preposition words like over, under, on, in, etc. to describe the places where the object might be while you help to find it.
  • As your child is playing with different toys, ask her to describe the toy. Help her extend her vocabulary by adding adjectives like pointy, fluffy, soft or shiny.
  • Play music with child friendly lyrics during playtimes for more exposure to language.
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