EXPLORE SPEECH & LANGUAGE AT....

Montgomery Parks

EARTH DAY FESTIVAL

 

 

Practice speech and language skills while spending quality time outside at

The Earth Day Festival

EXPLORE: Sensory Adjectives
ENRICH: Expressive Vocabulary

ENGAGE: Using the sense of touch to describe

 

PARENT PROMPT:

  • While getting your hands during the volunteer planting activity, talk with your child about using his/her sense of touch to describe what things feel like, such as temperature words, texture words, and descriptors of the level of softness. Have your child use touch to describe:

    • The dirt (e.g. wet, squishy)

    • The shovel (e.g. hard, cold)

    • The leaves of the plant (e.g. soft, smooth)

EXPLORE: Listening to stories
ENRICH: Audiory Comprehension, WH Questions

ENGAGE: The ability to listen to a story and answer questions

PARENT PROMPT:

  • Have your child listen to "The Lorax" story reading at Brokside Gardens

  • Ask, "What was the land of the Lorax like before the Once-ler arrived? Did it seem like someplace you'd like to live? What parts of your own environment would you be sad to see go?

  • Why does the Lorax speak for the trees? Why is it important to speak up for others? Have you ever spoken up for someone else? Has someone else ever spoken up for you?

LISTENING

TALKING

EXPLORE: Multisyllabic Words
ENRICH: Phonological Speech Skills

ENGAGE: The ability to produce 3-, 4-, and 5-syllable words

 

PARENT PROMPT

  • Pronunciation of all of the syllables of multisyllabic words is an important key to speaking clearly and being easily understood. You can easily work on this skill with your child at the Monarch Butterfly Activity with the many butterfly-related words containing 3, 4, and 5 syllables: bu-tter-fly, chry-sa-lis, ca-ter-pill-ar, me-ta-morph-o-sis, etc. As you come across these multisyllabic words, ask your child to do the following tasks:

    • Count the syllables in the word

    • Say the word slowly, clapping his/her hands as he/she says each syllable

    • Use the word in a short sentence, making sure to say all syllables

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EXPLORE: Conversation Initiation
ENRICH: Pragmatic Language

ENGAGE: The ability to start a conversation with a Peer

 

PARENT PROMPT: 

  • at the DRUM for JOY event, you can have your child work ask a peer questions, using a script. 

  • "Hi, I'm ________. Do you like drumming? I do

  • "Do you have a favorite insturment?" Mine is the _______

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  • Remind your child to:

    • Initiate the conversation politely

    • Use a complete sentence

    • Maintain good eye contact

WORD PLAY

SOCIAL LANGUAGE SKILLS

h Sounds

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