Keep Up the Conversation
Toddlers need you to respond to their comments, questions, assertions and wishes. They need you to talk while you're busy helping them. Tell them what you're doing as you set out plates for lunch or reach for some crayons so they can draw a picture.Toddlers' early talk is called "telegraphic speach" because they cram so much meaning into two or three words! But sometimes their pronunciation is puzzling. Be positive and talk anyway. Try to keep rich conversation going. Pick up on the toddler's remarks and extend the conversation with genuine pleasure. Toddlers learn from you how precious their words and ideas are!
Recommended Age: 2-3 year olds
Kind: Offline Activity
Key Concepts: Communicating and Speaking
Standard: IT-LC 3, IT-LC 4, IT-LC 5, IT-LC 6
Given the school closures, CTB is sharing daily activities (digital and physical) that are standards-aligned and developmentally appropriate for preschoolers. Also see our research-backed assessment and learning games for parents and children.