Think of some sounds that the baby may be familiar with. Then say, "Here's a sound a doggie makes" and make a barking sound. When you make the sounds, go slowly and pause, allowing time for the infant to contribute sounds she's thinking of. She may watch your mouth and repeat the sounds you've made or prefer to say some of her own.
Recommended Age: Birth-2 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.