So last week’s “Apraxia Monday” focused on how to have a good holiday without having your kids feel pressure to talk–simple hints and tips to keeping your little sweetie from getting too frustrated. But I know there will be moments that you want to capture on video, anyway. Rather than just letting the cameras roll without much focus (ha), it’s good to come prepared with some specific questions. Don’t stress if your child can’t respond as you think they should. You can always interpret for them.
Here are a few ideas:
1. Ask your child what their favorite thing was that they did this past year. You may have to add a few extra prompts–What was your favorite time/season of year? Why? Where did we go on vacation? Tell me more. Who were you for Halloween? What was your last birthday like?
2. Who are your best friends? What do you like the best about them? What do you like to do together?
3. Where do you go to school? Who is your teacher? What do you like about her/him?
4. What is your favorite gift today? What do you like about it?
5. Can you sing me a song?
6. Can you tell me your name and how old you are?
7. What is your favorite book? Can you show it to me?
8. What is your favorite thing to do in the winter?
I am sure you can think of lots more questions to ask. Just think of something specific to your child and I am sure you’ll go right into full reporter mode! Plus, it makes memories that will last a lifetime. Enjoy and have fun!