Q:

Please suggest some activities that I can do with my 4-year old to work on her grammar. - Help

A:

One thing that does not improve young children's grammar is to correct it. This just tends to inhibit speaking. However, it's never too early to begin practicing proper grammar. With these games you can bring grammar alive.

  • Tell your children that the names of people, places and things are called nouns. Then have them name all the things that they can see in a room or during a car drive. Remind them that these words are nouns. Do the same thing to name people and places.
  • While in the car or at the dinner table, you can play the "I pack my suitcase, and I put in a ..." game. Each player names an object (noun) for a successive letter of the alphabet.