Practice 3: The Child Takes the Words Out While the Parent is Explaining the Images
Step 1: Before playing, all the puzzle pieces are placed in the corresponding cutouts on a GeniusKIDDY board.
Step 2: The parent points at the word on each puzzle piece, reads it aloud, and asks the child to repeat it. Each word is read several times. Then the parent helps the child to take the puzzle piece out of the board and explains the image to the child using a short sentence, for example, "They are family."
Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been taken out of the board.
Step 3: Praise and applaud
Step 4: The parent asks the child to put the words onto the board; during playtime, they read the words aloud.
Continue until all the puzzle pieces have been placed onto the board.
Step 5: Praise and applaud.
Asking the child to take the words out and put the words onto the board is a way to help the child to participate in the game. The child has to find a suitable place to put the words; this will help her/him to remember the words more easily.
GeniusKIDDY boards - Educational and Learning Toys for Toddlers of about 2 years old