How To Boost Language While Brushing Your Teeth

May 15, 2020 | Daily Routines

Brushing our teeth is something we all do twice a day (hopefully). Why not practice some language skills during a routine you are already doing?!


Practice identifying different items in the bathroom:

  • Where are your teeth/tongue/lips?
  • Where is mom’s/dad’s/your toothbrush?
  • Where is the toothpaste?
  • Where is the floss?
  • Where is the toilet?
  • Where is the bathtub?


Practice naming different items in the bathroom:

  • Whose toothbrush is this?
  • Where do we take a bath?
  • Where do we wash our hands?

Make It Fun

Make silly sounds at each other in the mirror. Your child will not only be able to see you make these sounds, they’ll also be able to see themselves!

Incorporate music. Check out this fun song you can play while brushing your teeth.

What does your routine look like? I’d love to hear your comments below or send a message straight to my inbox!

Alyssa Dudley, MS CCC-SLP

Owner, The Child Inspired