How to Improve Language Development at Home: Bathtime

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There are so many opportunities in our daily routines to help our children learn more words and how to use them. Talking about your normal routines is a great learning experience for your child. You can offer your child a variety of words they can learn.

One great language learning opportunity is during bathtime. There are many words you can use and concepts they can learn during bath. It is a great time to teach body parts, concepts, action words, and describing words.

It is very important during language development that babies learn a variety of words. They need to learn just as many action and describing words as they do nouns. There are ample opportunities to use action words and describing words during daily routines like bath.

Examples of talking through bathtime routine may include comments like: “wash face”, “mommy is washing your face”, “wet hair”, “wash hair/tummy/arms/legs/feet/toes”, “clean hair”, “get the towel”, “dry hair/tummy/feet/etc”, “brush hair”, “brush teeth”.

Other vocabulary and concepts to model during bathtime may include: water, pour/dump water, splashing, yellow duck, red cup, big cup, wet rag/washcloth, under water, floating, bubbles, wet/dry, clean/dirty, warm/cold.

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