Some other dialogue might look like:
“Does it taste sweet or salty?”
“Are the gum drops smooth or rough?”
Of course, finding “teachable moments” is not ALWAYS necessary, and we definitely encourage taking the personality of the child into consideration and just enjoying the time together.
|The first thing he did was put the "star" on the top of the tree.|
|"Wait, Mommy, my tree needs to be GREEN. I need to paint it."|
So he took off all of the "lights" and painted it with acrylic paint.
|Busy at play. The tree was still wet, so he brought out some wet wipes to clean his hands periodically. This is soooooo my child! LOL|
|Pausing to wipe his hands. LOL|
|"I made a helicopter"|
|"It's a bow and arrow now."|
|"Mommy, look at my roller coaster."|
- AK (MESE, MECD)