Dirty Dishes, Goofy Giggles

Toddler Cleaning Up

While you clean up the dirty dishes, show your child a dirty dish and say “yuck” with a funny face. Your expression should make them giggle. With each new dish, use a new word, such as “stick” or “goopy.” See what funny words they can come up with too.

See what your child is learning

Your child learns communication skills from your tone of voice, facial expressions, body movements, and words. They also learn to love the sound of words when you use funny words.

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