Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Creating a Story

These games will help to grow the brains of infants and toddlers. Whether it’s through singing, dancing, cuddling, rocking, talking, smelling, or tasting, you can encourage the brain pathways to make new connections.

Activities for Toddlers
Creating a Story
This game will help develop vocabulary.

You will need a variety of small objects to put into a paper bag. For example, a set of keys, book, a small toy, or a spoon.

Remove each item from the bag one at a time, and create a story by adding one sentence for each item as it removed.

For example: Once upon a time there were some keys on the floor – Key
When I picked up the keys, I laid them on a book. – Book

Continue on making new sentences with each word.

Ideas for taking this activity to the next level:
For building confidence
– Use the same words again in a little story.
For developing the idea - Put two new objects in the paper bag. Take them out and use the words in your story.

For moving forward – Draw a picture with your toddler about the story.


Can you Name?
Ask the children if they can tell you what is in their house…tables, chairs, lamps, tv, etc. 

Sing this song to the tune of "London Bridge" and leave out the last word for the child to fill in.

Tell us please, what’s in your house
In your house
In your house
Tell us please, what’s in your house
Tell us …..(Lakeesha)

(Lakeesha names something in her house)

Continue singing this song about trees, animals, flowers, food, and more.

Ideas for taking this activity to the next level:
For building confidence
– Can you name some of the things at your house?
For developing the idea - What do you like to do in your house at a table?
For moving forward – What does your mother do at a table? What does your grandpa do at a table?

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