Learning the Names of Things

12-18 Months

FromInfant-Toddler Social Studies,  Carla Goble

What to have Hand puppet or stuffed animal

What to do Use a hand puppet or stuffed animal to play a naming game with one or more toddlers. Have the puppet ask each toddler, “What is your name?” Pause and wait for the child to respond. If she does not answer, say for her, “My name is ____?” Have the puppet ask other questions such as “What are those?” and point to the child’s hands or feet. Wait for her to answer and then answer for her if she does not.

Why - to promote language and communication development - to promote social interactions

For more activities check out
Infant-Toddler Social Studies: Activities to Develop a Sense of Self

By Carla Goble Copyright 2018 12-18 Months

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