“Experience Books” as language building tools
“Experience Books” are a wonderful tool for helping a child build language skills. You can create experience books using photos from your adventures with your little one.
Some ideas for where to take photos for your “Experience Books” :
I love this “Experience Book” from Two-Daloo!
You can add photos, or photos and text, to your “Experience Books” to discuss a great day with your child and work on vocabulary and sharing. As you can see in the photos below, it is a great idea to select specific moments that are memorable for your child, such as meeting a goat face-to-face or seeing a red tractor!
To build on this activity you could create a sensory component to your “Experience Book” by adding tactile materials such as dried beans or rice and including small objects such as a plastic tractor or farm animal figurines.
Here is an example of an interactive farm animal sensory box you could create with your child to go with your farm “Experience Book”.
Have you made an “Experience Book”? Did your child love it? I would love to hear about your experiences with “Experience Books” in the comments below!
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