4 Fun Language-skills Building Activities at Home

child sitting on chair reading my first 100 words children's early literacy book

4 Fun Language-skills Building Activities at Home

Alphabets, letters and words surround us!

Having more conversations with your child during #stayhome can be of an advantage. Did you know that simple daily interactions and experiences can help boost language skills? As your child explores with wordplay, ensure you provide them with a supportive, pressure-free and a conversationally-rich environment. Let your child soar with words while you turn home into a creative-learning setting.

The Simple, Daily Interactions

Father Best Friends with Kids GIF

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It is the simplest of activities around the house that can help your child strengthen their language skills. From conversations at the dinner table, singing songs and nursery rhymes to reading bedtime stories, let’s encourage our little ones to read-aloud or sing-along. Dishing out compliments when they deserve credit is an excellent way to instill confidence in your child, which grows into traits of independence. As parents, you’ll play a key role reinforcing language skills in a subtle manner as they engage in conventional, day-to-day activities at home. With a combination of these activities, you’ll get to be proactive in language-building with your child and be an active part of their step by step improvements each day. 

The Magic Prop Box

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While you’re Marie Kondo-ing your items at home, choose to store your child’s items in see-through containers in order to encourage independent conversation. The curious mind of your little one would ask you about the items they can see through the box, such as toys, books, snacks or even their favourite blanket. This allows them to take the lead in starting conversations. You can even up your game by placing an unfamiliar object in the box, preferably an item or a word that you’d like them to get accustomed to. *BONUS: Items are neatly stored in boxes AND you’ll get to teach them to neatly put it back once they are done playing with or using it.

The ABC’s around the House

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We love a good Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, where we let them find their A’s, B’s and C’s on household items, product labels, books, clothes, food and anything that shows words clearly. Remind them to be observant and spot words all around the house. You can even task them to find all the alphabets that make up their name! Looking for a way to get their creative juices flowing while you prep food? Cooking with your child could bring out an entirety of new vocabulary as they navigate their way through ingredients and processes that will spark their curiosity and lead to an extended conversation. Allow them to converse as freely as they would like, but also, correct them immediately and iterate with the right spelling and pronunciation.

The Trilingual Word Puzzle

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At Chicky & Olive, our budding stars take on different languages in their enrichment programmes, be it French or Mandarin, in order to get accustomed with other foreign languages so as to expand their vocabulary, enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge. Let your child explore the beauty of languages at home, too! Write some familiar words or phrases in English, French or Mandarin (ex: Good Morning / How are you / I love you, etc) on cards and cut each card like a puzzle piece splitting the phrases. Have your child match up two parts of the words, and read them aloud. 

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child sitting on chair reading my first 100 words children's early literacy book

4 Fun Language-skills Building Activities at Home

Alphabets, letters and words surround us!

Having more conversations with your child during #stayhome can be of an advantage. Did you know that simple daily interactions and experiences can help boost language skills? As your child explores with wordplay, ensure you provide them with a supportive, pressure-free and a conversationally-rich environment. Let your child soar with words while you turn home into a creative-learning setting.

The Simple, Daily Interactions

Father Best Friends with Kids GIF

via Giphy

It is the simplest of activities around the house that can help your child strengthen their language skills. From conversations at the dinner table, singing songs and nursery rhymes to reading bedtime stories, let’s encourage our little ones to read-aloud or sing-along. Dishing out compliments when they deserve credit is an excellent way to instill confidence in your child, which grows into traits of independence. As parents, you’ll play a key role reinforcing language skills in a subtle manner as they engage in conventional, day-to-day activities at home. With a combination of these activities, you’ll get to be proactive in language-building with your child and be an active part of their step by step improvements each day. 

The Magic Prop Box

clear storage organizer

via Giphy

While you’re Marie Kondo-ing your items at home, choose to store your child’s items in see-through containers in order to encourage independent conversation. The curious mind of your little one would ask you about the items they can see through the box, such as toys, books, snacks or even their favourite blanket. This allows them to take the lead in starting conversations. You can even up your game by placing an unfamiliar object in the box, preferably an item or a word that you’d like them to get accustomed to. *BONUS: Items are neatly stored in boxes AND you’ll get to teach them to neatly put it back once they are done playing with or using it.

The ABC’s around the House

Alphabet cereal with milk in a bowl

via Giphy

We love a good Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, where we let them find their A’s, B’s and C’s on household items, product labels, books, clothes, food and anything that shows words clearly. Remind them to be observant and spot words all around the house. You can even task them to find all the alphabets that make up their name! Looking for a way to get their creative juices flowing while you prep food? Cooking with your child could bring out an entirety of new vocabulary as they navigate their way through ingredients and processes that will spark their curiosity and lead to an extended conversation. Allow them to converse as freely as they would like, but also, correct them immediately and iterate with the right spelling and pronunciation.

The Trilingual Word Puzzle

me you word puzzle

via Giphy

At Chicky & Olive, our budding stars take on different languages in their enrichment programmes, be it French or Mandarin, in order to get accustomed with other foreign languages so as to expand their vocabulary, enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge. Let your child explore the beauty of languages at home, too! Write some familiar words or phrases in English, French or Mandarin (ex: Good Morning / How are you / I love you, etc) on cards and cut each card like a puzzle piece splitting the phrases. Have your child match up two parts of the words, and read them aloud. 

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child sitting on chair reading my first 100 words children's early literacy book

4 Fun Language-skills Building Activities at Home

Alphabets, letters and words surround us!

Having more conversations with your child during #stayhome can be of an advantage. Did you know that simple daily interactions and experiences can help boost language skills? As your child explores with wordplay, ensure you provide them with a supportive, pressure-free and a conversationally-rich environment. Let your child soar with words while you turn home into a creative-learning setting.

The Simple, Daily Interactions

Father Best Friends with Kids GIF

via Giphy

It is the simplest of activities around the house that can help your child strengthen their language skills. From conversations at the dinner table, singing songs and nursery rhymes to reading bedtime stories, let’s encourage our little ones to read-aloud or sing-along. Dishing out compliments when they deserve credit is an excellent way to instill confidence in your child, which grows into traits of independence. As parents, you’ll play a key role reinforcing language skills in a subtle manner as they engage in conventional, day-to-day activities at home. With a combination of these activities, you’ll get to be proactive in language-building with your child and be an active part of their step by step improvements each day. 

The Magic Prop Box

clear storage organizer

via Giphy

While you’re Marie Kondo-ing your items at home, choose to store your child’s items in see-through containers in order to encourage independent conversation. The curious mind of your little one would ask you about the items they can see through the box, such as toys, books, snacks or even their favourite blanket. This allows them to take the lead in starting conversations. You can even up your game by placing an unfamiliar object in the box, preferably an item or a word that you’d like them to get accustomed to. *BONUS: Items are neatly stored in boxes AND you’ll get to teach them to neatly put it back once they are done playing with or using it.

The ABC’s around the House

Alphabet cereal with milk in a bowl

via Giphy

We love a good Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, where we let them find their A’s, B’s and C’s on household items, product labels, books, clothes, food and anything that shows words clearly. Remind them to be observant and spot words all around the house. You can even task them to find all the alphabets that make up their name! Looking for a way to get their creative juices flowing while you prep food? Cooking with your child could bring out an entirety of new vocabulary as they navigate their way through ingredients and processes that will spark their curiosity and lead to an extended conversation. Allow them to converse as freely as they would like, but also, correct them immediately and iterate with the right spelling and pronunciation.

The Trilingual Word Puzzle

me you word puzzle

via Giphy

At Chicky & Olive, our budding stars take on different languages in their enrichment programmes, be it French or Mandarin, in order to get accustomed with other foreign languages so as to expand their vocabulary, enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge. Let your child explore the beauty of languages at home, too! Write some familiar words or phrases in English, French or Mandarin (ex: Good Morning / How are you / I love you, etc) on cards and cut each card like a puzzle piece splitting the phrases. Have your child match up two parts of the words, and read them aloud. 

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4 Fun Language-skills Building Activities at Home

Alphabets, letters and words surround us!
child sitting on chair reading my first 100 words children's early literacy book

Having more conversations with your child during #stayhome can be of an advantage. Did you know that simple daily interactions and experiences can help boost language skills? As your child explores with wordplay, ensure you provide them with a supportive, pressure-free and a conversationally-rich environment. Let your child soar with words while you turn home into a creative-learning setting.

The Simple, Daily Interactions

Father Best Friends with Kids GIF

via Giphy

It is the simplest of activities around the house that can help your child strengthen their language skills. From conversations at the dinner table, singing songs and nursery rhymes to reading bedtime stories, let’s encourage our little ones to read-aloud or sing-along. Dishing out compliments when they deserve credit is an excellent way to instill confidence in your child, which grows into traits of independence. As parents, you’ll play a key role reinforcing language skills in a subtle manner as they engage in conventional, day-to-day activities at home. With a combination of these activities, you’ll get to be proactive in language-building with your child and be an active part of their step by step improvements each day. 

The Magic Prop Box

clear storage organizer

via Giphy

While you’re Marie Kondo-ing your items at home, choose to store your child’s items in see-through containers in order to encourage independent conversation. The curious mind of your little one would ask you about the items they can see through the box, such as toys, books, snacks or even their favourite blanket. This allows them to take the lead in starting conversations. You can even up your game by placing an unfamiliar object in the box, preferably an item or a word that you’d like them to get accustomed to. *BONUS: Items are neatly stored in boxes AND you’ll get to teach them to neatly put it back once they are done playing with or using it.

The ABC’s around the House

Alphabet cereal with milk in a bowl

via Giphy

We love a good Alphabet Scavenger Hunt, where we let them find their A’s, B’s and C’s on household items, product labels, books, clothes, food and anything that shows words clearly. Remind them to be observant and spot words all around the house. You can even task them to find all the alphabets that make up their name! Looking for a way to get their creative juices flowing while you prep food? Cooking with your child could bring out an entirety of new vocabulary as they navigate their way through ingredients and processes that will spark their curiosity and lead to an extended conversation. Allow them to converse as freely as they would like, but also, correct them immediately and iterate with the right spelling and pronunciation.

The Trilingual Word Puzzle

me you word puzzle

via Giphy

At Chicky & Olive, our budding stars take on different languages in their enrichment programmes, be it French or Mandarin, in order to get accustomed with other foreign languages so as to expand their vocabulary, enhance their language skills and cultural knowledge. Let your child explore the beauty of languages at home, too! Write some familiar words or phrases in English, French or Mandarin (ex: Good Morning / How are you / I love you, etc) on cards and cut each card like a puzzle piece splitting the phrases. Have your child match up two parts of the words, and read them aloud. 


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Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Stay Connected

Location

45 Burghley Drive
#01-02/03
Singapore 559022

Contact Us

+65 6287 2322
info@chickyolive.com
chickyolive@gmail.com

Opening Hours

Monday - Thursday
8AM to 4PM
Friday 8AM to 1PM

Stay Connected