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Use Flap Books for Language Development

Date: February 9, 2014 Author: Michele Dickson Categories: Speech and Language Development 0


This week’s blog will focus on the ages of 0-4.  I have found that young children love flap books.  There is so much you can do with them.  You can lift the flip and say the name for the child and see if they imitate you back or you can say peek-a-boo several times as you lift the flaps and then say on the fifth time just say peek-a and see if the child say boo.


What Can I do with My child?

There is so much language that can be enhanced with flap books.
  • Infant: You can show them the pictures and use single words or sounds to increase their vocabulary.
  • Toddler or Preschooler: Have them label the pictures or as they lift the flap say What do you see I see a —— and then have them label what they see.  You can increase there vocabulary of colors, numbers and objects.

Flap book Recommendation

1My favorite author is Karen Katz she has a line of children books that are flap books.  My favorite one is Where is Baby’s Mommy and when you lift the flap you can say Is mama or mommy in closet say No, its a —— and see if the child can label or approximate the words.  After reading these books over and over your child will be labeling the objects themselves.
Choose from any of Karen Katz collection of flap books here
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