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- Set up an obstacle course: This is a great way to target receptive language, sequencing, vocabulary, and memory. Set up 2-5 obstacles and provide the directions (e.g. 1st hop to the ball then throw the ball into the bucket). Increase the length and complexity of the directions based on your child’s needs.
- Play I-spy: This is a great way to work on expressive language (nouns, adjectives) and categorization. Based on the child’s needs you can encourage them to provide you with a certain number of details before you guess. For example, “I spy with my little eye, something that is round, red, and a fruit”. OR “I spy with my little eye, something that is red”.
- Have a Picnic: Whether real or fake, picnics are a great way to practice social skills such as sharing, taking turns, and requesting. So, gather some friends and enjoy yourselves. Have your child ask questions or engage in simple conversations (e.g. “Do you want more juice?” or “My favorite picnic food is watermelon.”).