Describe a place in your home to your child. You can say something like: “I am in a room with a table, a stove, and a refrigerator. Where am I? That’s right, the kitchen” Provide as many or as few clues as they need. Then give them a turn to give you clues so you can guess the room.

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It takes focus for your child to listen closely to your words and what scientists call working memory to keep the details of these familiar places in their mind. Your child is also making connections between what they already know and the place you’re describing.

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