Going to the Zoo Language Activity
In speech and language therapy, labeling is an important precursor to literacy development, and helps to increase the length of word phrases a child uses. One way children often practice this is through labeling animals, sounds they make, and what they are doing. This is also a good time to practice learning colors and talking about actions, such as sitting, walking, climbing etc.
Going to the zoo to practice labeling and making animal noises can be a fun activity to practice these skills.
- Print out the Zoo Activity Page here.
- While at the zoo, point to and label the pictured zoo animal and imitate their noises.
- Label the actions and colors of the zoo animals. For example, say “Look at the pink
bird,” or ask “What is the monkey doing?” and answer, “He is climbing.”
- Prompt your child to do the same
- Check off or count how many animals on the activity page you can find.
We hope you have a great time at the Zoo learning and practicing speech and language skills!
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