Children and parents will practice listening and speaking skills by using a question and answer format to talk about photos and mementos from the child’s life. The child gets to be the “star” and the parent “interviews” the child about his life
Together, gather items from the child’s life such photos, mementos, and favorite toys. Place the items in a large ziplock bag or grocery bag.
Sit with your child at the table or on the floor. Have the child take out one item at at time and describe it. Follow-up with questions that start with who, what, when, where, and why. Write down the answers to these questions on a pad of paper. For example: “Mary has markers in her bag because she likes to color” or “John learned to walk when he was one year old.”
After all the items have been described, you and your child can read the written sentences together.