Help your child's oral language develop by using the following prompts for discussion. Aim for one or two a day!
Tell how to make a ham and cheese sandwich. Use the words “first”, “next” and “finally”.
Name 3 things you take to school.
September has 3 syllables. Clap them out. (Sep-tem-ber)
Tell three things about an ‘apple’.
Name 3 things a ‘backpack’ is used for.
What would you do if you were a teacher?
What is another word for “paste”?
Start with a ‘bike’. What’s faster than that?
Play “I’m going to the apple orchard and I will see…”
Say these words, /gym/, /jacket/, /jump/. What first sounds do you hear?
Listen to a story. What happened in the beginning, middle and end?
How are a /pencil/ and a /crayon/ the same? Different?
How many red foods can you think of?
Repeat in order: teachers, friends, principal, gym, cat. Which doesn’t belong?
What kind of food do you pack in your lunch?
What is it? Clues: white, sticky, squeeze me from a bottle, use me for crafts.
Describe your favourite thing in the classroom.
Name 3 words that begin with “d”, “l”, and “m”.
Think of rhyming words for the words “bag”, “play”. “shoe”
What is another word for “giggle”.
Find 5 things at school that begin with /p/.
It rhymes with ‘ball’. It starts with /h/.
Think about a playground. Name 3 things you could see there.
How many sounds are in the words “pen”, “shoe”, “class”? (answers 3,2,4)
Explain the meaning of “delicious”. Name 3 “delicious” things. What is another word for “delicious”?
What is your favourite cartoon/TV show. Tell someone about it.
Name 3 things that are hot. Name 1 thing that is cold.
What is the opposite of: “sad”, “up”, “off”, “soft”?
What do you use an eraser for?
How are a “car” and a “bus” the same? How are they different?
Clap out the syllables in “crayon”, “library”, “snack”, and “paper”.