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Day 28: Expressing Themselves Verbally

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.

~ Expressing Themselves Verbally ~

  • Encourage your child to express their feelings through words.
  • When your child is angry, have them draw out their feelings and then talk about the picture and their feelings.
  • If you’re child has an outburst, let them finish then calmly discuss better or different ways of expressing their feelings.
  • If your child cries for what he/she wants, gently and calmly explain to your child that you cannot understand them when they cry. When they calm down, speak in soothing tones and ask your child to calmly tell you what it is that they need or want.
  • If your child points or grunts for the things he/she wants, encourage them to say the words instead.

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