At night, turn off the lights and shine a flashlight on different things inside the room. As you spot one object, label it accordingly.
Hand over the flashlight to your child. Let him shine it on an object and tell you what it is.
Brain research says: “Verbalizing cements memory,” writes Dorothy Einon, Ph.D., in the book Brain Games, which features over 200 activities for preschoolers. The more words children hear and use, the more connections their brains will make.
Leticia Peñano-Ho, Ph.D., clinical psychologist and neurotherapist, PsychPros, Inc., Xanland tower, Katipunan Ave., Quezon City
Mila De Leus-Bascon, preschool coordinator and Infant-Toddler Development Program educator, Community of Learners School for Children, New Manila, Quezon City
Brain Games by Jane Kemp, Claire Walters, and Dr. Dorothy Einon