Today is the second day of Fun Ways of Playing with ABC’s hosted by Something 2 Offer.
Today we are sharing about storebrought items that we can utilise and my category is tots!
I will introduce a few games that can be played with tots with ABC cards. They are simple and engaging and help developing fine and gross motor skills and language. These games are also great when emphasising a minority or a second/ third language.
Note: go very slow with tots. Use not more than 1 or 2 cards at a time.
Avoid baby language – tots need to hear to say words clearly. You can emphasize your articulation and repeat your requests and letters several times.
“Pick Up the Card”
Place a card on the floor and ask your tot to pick it up. E.g. “Pick up R for me please!” Praise and repeat!
“Give Me the Card”
Ask your tot to give the card to you: ” Please give me R!” Praise and repeat.
“Where Is the Card?”
Show the letter card to your tot and then hide it behind your back and ask: “Where is R?” Look around with your tot, flash the end of the card from behind your back – encourage him to look for it.
Note: tots might be reluctant to give the card back to you. Give them time to play with the card, don’t push it.
“Swat the Card”
Using a sweater or a soft stick, ask the tot to swat the card: “Swat R!” Encourage and praise.
These are very simple games that any tot at any stage would like. Once they are able to repeat them, encourage them to say the letter with you!
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