With two horses….. I mean dogs…. we go on lots of walks! Next time you head outside for a walk, try one of these activities to incorporate more language.
I remember playing I Spy during long road trips but can easily be used on a walk. Practice with different things in nature like plants, animals, bugs, etc. If your child is younger, give more clues. For example, describe the color/sound/action/category of the item.
- “I spy something brown that says woof!” (dog)
- “I spy something blue where fish live.” (pond)
- “I spy something red with black spots.” (ladybug)
Maverick & Hootie love a good race. It usually ends in Hootie biting Maverick’s tail, but still. If you have some open space, make it fun!
- Practice saying “ready, set, go!”
- Run fast or slow
Scavenger hunts are a great way to incorporate more language, and fun, into your walk! You can talk about things you want to look for before you leave the house and make a list.
- Animals (dogs, birds, rabbits, squirrels)
- Bugs (caterpillars, worm, ant)
- Water (pool, pond, lake)
Let me know your thoughts below! Happy walking!