Your child’s first meeting with a dog may be a magical and memorable encounter. A wagging tail, a slobbery kiss and a wet nose may be among the features that accompany the dog’s furry coat to leave a lasting impression.
Aside from using your own language to introduce this new creature to your child, try a fun game of matching with a set of cards and some toys that replicate these items.
The activity will familiarize your child with the words needed to describe the objects and create a link between the two-dimensional world of familiar items and the pictures that go with them.
By asking your child to associate the picture with the toy or object, they will find the words needed to describe both. Watch their language skills take flight in the process!
By matching cards to real life objects your young child can now bridge the gap between their newly-discovered items and the proper vocabulary used to name them.
For more tips on how to introduce Montessori activities, read The Nine Key Points to Sharing a New Activity with Your Child.
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