Encourage language by singing songs that are repetitive. Old MacDonald is my go-to song!! These hand puppets will also help with motor and social skills.
Here are some ways to target each skill:
- Language : Have your kiddo identify and label each animal. Have them imitate animal sounds. Leave phrases out while singing and have your kiddo fill them in.
- Motor : Model for your kiddo how to use their fingers to move the puppet’s hands. Move one hand at a time. Move them both together.
- Social : Have each animal interact with each other and say something about themself. For example, the horse can say, “I’m brown. I eat apples.”
Have fun playing!!