You know, it's the one where you:
Pick a person, place, or thing and give the other player 20 yes-or-no tries at guessing what it is.
Like this:"I'm thinking of something." "Is it a person?" "No." "Is it a place?" "Yes."
- Receptive language
- Expressive language
- Deductive reasoning
Five ways to tweak it:
- To focus on observation, limit the person, place, or thing to something in plain sight.
- To focus on deduction, use a chalkboard or write-erase board to jot down all the "clues" as they come, so your child can remember and use them to figure out the answer.
- To focus on conversational skills, have your child answer the "yes" or "no" questions in a complete sentence: "No, it isn't a book."
- To focus on expressive language, allow questions that are not "yes" or "no" and have your child answer in complete sentences: "What color is the thing?" "The thing I am thinking of is red."
- To focus attention, have all persons, places and things chosen pertain to a subject your child is intensely interested in; for example, if your child loves cars, you could make him guess makes and models of cars, people who work with cars, places you take a car, or other car-related terms, and have him think of the same for you: "I'm thinking of something that has to do with cars."
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#5: Silly Songs