We are back to the “singing lady” sound. We lift out tongue to the top teeth to make a good “l” sound. This is sound that can be developed all the way through age 6-7, so don’t worry if your child can’t make the sound yet. Bring an item in your Surprise Bag that begins with /l/,
Left/right– Have your child hide a small item in his/her fist (goldfish cracker, key etc). You have to guess if it’s hidden in the right or left hand. He/she has to open the hand that you guess. If this is too difficult, put a marking or a sticker on the left hand so they will “see” the left. Exchange roles, now you hide an item in your fist and your child guesses right or left.
Long/short- Talk about long/short socks as you fold laundry. Cut long and short strings. Glue them on paper to make a cool art sculpture.
Low/high- sounds can be high and low and positions can be high and low. Here is a link for a fun activity http://bedtimemath.org/make-water-glass-music/
Loud/quiet- Get a pot, a wooden spoon and a dice. Roll the dice and allow your child to drum the sound loud or quiet to match the number on the dice.
Light/dark- Make chocolate milk. Add a few drops of syrup and talk about how light the color is. Keep adding syrup and stirring. Watch the milk get darker!
Light/heavy- While carrying groceries, talk about light and heavy items (watermelon versus bread or a case of water versus a can of tomatoes). Have your child carry a heavy and a light bag of groceries.
Don’t forget to use these words as often as you can. I am just giving ideas. Use your own ideas to develop these words in your child’s vocabulary!
Feathers For Lunch
L is for Lobster
One Lighthouse, One Moon.
The Vey Grouch Ladybug Click Here
Llama Llama books
I Really Love to Dance Click Here
- Make lasagna. Talk about layers: Sauce goes on the bottom, noodles go next…cheese goes on the top. Have your child repeat the sequence.
- Make shades of color. Put water in three glasses, one with ¼ cup, one with 2/3 cup and one with 1.5 cups. Put 2-3 drops of food coloring in each. Talk about light /dark.
- Make lemonade. Lemons are everywhere right now. Cut, squeeze, taste. Is it tart? How can we sweeten it? Too strong? What should we add to dilute the juice?
- Put lipstick on lips, kiss a paper and leave a “love note” for a family member.
- Go find light and heavy things around the house. Categorize them.