Growing Language with Gardening

by FS&TS

By: Jenna Steinbach, MSE/CCC-SLP

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Planting flowers with your child is a great opportunity for language growth.  Before you even start planting, ask your child what will all be needed in order to plant a flower (seeds, dirt, flower pot, water, shovel).  Then ask your child the steps they think are needed to complete the task (gathering materials, putting dirt in the pot, making a hole, etc).  When the flowers start to grow, you can talk about the parts of a flower with your child (stem, petals, roots, etc).  Happy planting!