Check out the Fire Truck and Build Your Child’s Language!
Several of our Speech-Language Pathologist’s at Emerge follow a blogger named Jenna Rayburn, who recently wrote a great post about developing speech and language skills while exploring a fire truck. Check out the complete blog post here: http://thespeechroomnews.com/2016/03/building-language-at-touch-a-truck.html. On April 9th Emerge will be celebrating its 15th anniversary with a fun-filled community event! At the event, a local fire truck will be present for the children to explore. Here are 5 ways to support your child’s language development while they explore the truck and help us celebrate this milestone!
- Vocabulary: There are so many things to label on a truck!
- Functions and Actions: Along with teaching vocabulary, you can asking and talk about the different functions of the objects on the truck (i.e. What does a siren do?Why do they need a hose?)
- Attributes: You can talk about the truck in terms of category, size, color, etc. Try working on these categories while playing “I Spy.”
- Sequencing: This is a great opportunity to talk about when you would need to call the fire department. Walk your child through when they should call and the steps for making that call.l.
- WH? Questions: Who drives a fire truck? When do they use the sirens? There are so many questions to ask!
Posted by: Anna Housman, MS, CCC-SLP