These are some sentences you can use with your children when you are playing with toys together:
- Do you want to play with this toy?
- What is it?
- What can it do?
- Do you want to put together this puzzle?
- Where does this piece go?
- See, if you put this piece here then it will make part of the picture.
- Does this look right to you?
- Does this piece fit here?
- Try turning the piece. Maybe it will fit then.
- Don't push the piece so hard. If it is the right piece then it will fit easily.
- Do you want to play with blocks (legos)?
- What color is this block?
- Can you put these pieces together?
- Let's build something with the blocks. What do you want to build?
- Wow! That's a good idea! Putting those two pieces together looks very nice.
- These pieces don't fit together. Try this piece instead.
- What animal is this?
- What does a (lion) say?
- Can a (lion) swim?
- What color is the (lion)?
- Look at this car. It's very cool!
- Pull the car back and let go. Then the car will go!
- What color is this car?
- Drive the car over here to the (lion). The (lion) wants to drive in/on the car.
- Do you like this doll?
- What's her name?
- Can you show me her clothes?
- Do you want to dress the doll?
- What is the doll going to do?
- This is a (green) ball.
- Is it big or small?
- Can you throw the ball to Mommy? Carefully, please.
- Mommy is going to throw the ball to you. Try to catch it. Hold out your hands like this.
- Yeah! You caught the ball! Throw it back to Mommy.
- Oops, you didn't catch the ball. That's okay. Let's try again.
- Can you roll the ball to Mommy?
- Mommy is going to roll it back to you.