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Day 23: Teach Your Child to Know and Pronouce His or Her First Name

Here is another learning activity adapted from our “Home Preschool Curriculum” developed by Fran Wisniewski and Diane Flynn Keith for

Remember, only do these learning activities if they are enjoyable for you and your child. Do not treat this as a “must do” lesson. It’s simply a fun activity that provides an opportunity to learn, while building “readiness skills” for the school or homeschool environment.

~ Teach Your Child to Know and Pronounce His or Her First Name ~

  • When you speak to your child, use their proper name, instead of a nickname or a term of endearment.
  • Make rhymes with your child’s name, have your child repeat the rhymes.
  • If you meet someone with the same name as your child, point that out.
  • Sing “The Name Game” song by Shirley Ellis. You can find it on a Music For Little People CD called “A Child’s Celebration of Rock ‘n’ Roll
  • Get a personalized music recording that includes your child’s name in the song.

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