Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Expressive language activities for preschool

It's Wednesday, and here at Preschool Ponderings, that means time to focus on the standards.  Every Wednesday I choose an Early Learning Standard and share a number of activities that can be aligned with that particular standard.  Remember, the Standards that I use every day, and am most comfortable with are Ohio's Early Learning Development Standards - you can review them here, however I've found that even if your State's standards differ, many of these activities can still be aligned similarly. I've rounded up some great ideas today!


Domain: Language and Literacy
Strand: Listening and Speaking
Topic: Expressive Language


This standard is all about using language to communicate.  Children should be able to speak clearly and pronounce words correctly, but they should also be able to express their thoughts, and describe people and places.


Use old telephones to encourage verbal communication


Make a set of phonics phones so children can hear themselves

Make a chart to practice descriptive words

Visuals and hands on activities are great ways to help children make associations while they practice expressive language, these activities are all perfect for this standard!


2 comments:

  1. Wonderful practical post! I have a couple of old cell phones around my classroom which allow for great conversations.

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    1. Thank you! My students used to use blocks as cell phones, I finally printed photos of phones and taped them to the blocks, they thought it was the greatest thing ever and there were enough for all of them to use!

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