Your child will play a ball rolling game with you to learn about how a sentence is made up of individual words.
Sit on the floor opposite the child, about three feet apart.
Explain to your child that you will be saying sentences and breaking the sentence apart into individual words.
Choose a simple sentence to say aloud, for example, “The dog is brown.” Repeat the sentence slowly a few times. Ask your child to say the sentence.
Now explain that as you say each word in the sentence, you will roll the ball back and forth to each other: “The” (roll ball to child), “dog” (child rolls ball back), “is” (roll ball to child), “brown” (child rolls ball back).