Mummy:[tag]I spy[/tag] a woof woof!
Little guy: ( Pointing) There it is.
M: I spy a miaow………over there.
M:I hear a choo choo.
LG:…………. No! No Choo choo ( shaking his finger telling me off with a big smile on his face)
LG: ( Pointing) Look…… nee naw bamp bamp ( fire truck- I know you knew that!)
Encourage sound I spy in [tag]toddlers[/tag] who love sounds or who haven’t got the hang of words yet. My preschooler loves this game too.
Toddlers love making [tag]sounds[/tag] and this gives them access to a fun game they can participate in wherever you are. We love to play this in the car. It’s one of the few games I don’t have to crane my head around to see what he’s talking about. When we are walking out and about at the park, to the shops, waiting at the Dr or waiting for his brother at preschool.
To extend the game you can say the sound and the word. Eventually, your child will substitute the sound for the word or at least try to say it. They will associate it very quickly. My little guy responds to ” I can see a cat? Can you?” by pointing and saying- “Miaow” . Also, it helps him to ‘say’ the sound when others don’t recognise his attempts at saying the word ‘cat’.
[tag]Language[/tag] [tag]communication[/tag] in toddlers can be such a frustrating thing but here we can all get a bit silly, have some fun, extend vocabulary, practice sounds and words and be more focused in a fast moving world.
Can you help?
A recent visit to the zoo was very challenging……. What sound to use for the giraffe? His favourite animal. We waited for ages to hear them make a sound. Any ideas?