There are some fun ways that a child can learn and practice preschool language skills right at home. Here are some of our favorites;
- Pretend play activities such as playing house, dress up, building blocks, ect. Children love to pretend play and it works on so many different skills. Believe it or not, pretend play works on following multi-step directions, answering questions, understanding the concept of time, social interactions, turn taking, and building vocabulary.
- Playing the I-Spy game is a great way to encourage children to explore the world around them. This classic game can be played inside or outside and it helps children work on their colors, shapes, build their vocabulary, and work on forming complex sentences.
- Reading a story together and asking your child questions is a great way to learn and enhance their skills as well. Between the age of 4-5 children should be able to answer and ask wh- questions (who, what, where, when, and why). This also gives the opportunity to to work on story recall. Preschool aged children should be able to recall 2-3 details from a story that is read aloud.
- Touch and Feel bags are easy to do and so much fun! Place an object in a bag and have your child reach into the bag and feel the object and try to describe it and guess what the object is. This is a fun way to work on descriptor words and build vocabulary. It is also a great mind exercise.
- Scavenger Hunts are a fun way to explore and learn. The great thing about scavenger hunts is that you can mix it up each time. You can do them indoors or outdoors, make lists surrounding letters and numbers, shapes or colors, ect. The sky’s the limit with this classic game.