I’ve always loved to narrate to my children during diaper changes, a moment that’s rife with opportunities for vocabulary-building: I point out the names of each article of clothing; use action words (taking off, putting on); and of course simply get silly to bond with baby. Today’s point was a little different; at eight months old, Veronika is nearly old enough to point, and I wanted to encourage the motion!
To do so, as I named each article of clothing, I also pointed to it. “Shorts,” I said (pointedly of course).
Veronika didn’t point back, but she did do lots of grabbing for each piece of clothing, which is sort of the general idea.
I pointed out pajamas…
And dresses in the closet.
Keep repeating this game, and your little one might point before you know it. I think Veronika gets the point, even if she can’t quite mimic the motion yet!