Language and communication activities for kids

Definition of language and communication for child development: Ability to speak, use body language, expressions, and gestures to communicate meaningfully as well as understand what others say. These activities encourage kids to develop their language and communication skills.

150 Language & communication activities

Animal Name Memory Game

Game by: sumana

Ages: 12 to 36 months

Time: 15 mins

This game introduces animal names to the child. Also, children are encouraged to associate the picture of the animal picture to its name.

Preposition Hide and Seek

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child prepositions by hiding and finding toys.

My Beautiful Garden

Poems & Rhymes by: sumana

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Poem about six different flowers that can be found in gardens or natural settings.

Sorting Beads

Arts & Crafts by: arjun

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 10 mins

Teaches the concept of sorting and color identification.

Understanding Collective Nouns of Animals

Experiments by: CREAA Academy

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This activity will help your child to remember the collective nouns of animals.

Swetha and the Carpenter

Story by: Pooju

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

A story of the relationship between a sweet little girl and the carpenter who made her rocking chair.

Looking Both Ways

Story by: AugustW

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

Left, right, left, right - Lily uses her grandma's rhyme to stay safe.

Waiting Song

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 0 to 60 months

Time: 3 mins

Builds patience for babies, toddlers and younger kids. Singing the waiting song lets them know that [ person / food / thing ] is on the way and...

I Can Spell Hippopotamus

Song by: MamaLicia

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Build memory for spelling with this catchy song.

Kick the Ball, Throw the Ball, Roll the Ball

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 12 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Teach your child the names of different gross motor skills.

ABC Matching Game

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 42 to 60 months

Time: 5 mins

A fun way to start on the road to literacy with your pre-schooler. Teach your child to match uppercase and lowercase letters and associate sounds...

Boom-chick-a-boom

Song by: Seattlemum

Ages: 24 to 60 months

Time: 10 mins

Call and response chant helpful for practicing listening and repeating back with a variety of vocal qualities.

What is Happy?

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 5 mins

Ask children "what is happy?" Discuss the emotion "happiness" and what makes people happy.

ABC's are fun for me!

Poems & Rhymes by: Lily Erlic

Ages: 24 to 48 months

Time: 2 mins

This alphabet rhyme can be recited while pointing to an ABC chart or letters on a chalkboard / whiteboard. The teacher, parent or caregiver may...

Animal Quiz

Game by: Jayashree

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 30 mins

This game will help your child relate animals with their special features.

Resurrection Eggs

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 30 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child about Easter using this fun game.

Catalog Shopping

Game by: Susanna

Ages: 18 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Teach your child new vocabulary by "shopping" through an old catalog.

Say Hello...

Experiments by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Develop awareness of foreign languages. Experiment with speaking in foreign languages.

The Continent Song

Song by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 15 mins

Develop awareness of the seven continents.

"All about Me' Bag

Arts & Crafts by: masamom

Ages: 36 to 60 months

Time: 20 mins

Create a bag of things that represent each child.