August is here and that usually means it will start to get hot! My family is planning on trying out a few local splash parks to have some fun and stay cool. Focusing on verbs, or the action words, is a great way to support your child’s speech and language development while staying cool. For younger children, a parent may say the word while doing the action (e.g., “dump” while dumping water). For a preschooler, it may be using the word in sentences or asking the child what action the parent should do next. For school-age children, have them brainstorm possible verbs and then use them in sentences or write/draw a picture at home later. Take a bucket so your child can collect the water!
Here’s a list of verbs to get you started!
Splash spray stop stand climb stomp squirt start jump hide slosh fill
dump scoop go duck dive catch drip wade squat splattering ripple
Some splash parks you might want to check out:
-Close to the office, the small fountain/spray fountains at Hangar Square in Kenmore
–Willis Tucker in Snohomish
–Crossroads Water Spray Park in Bellevue