Carving a Pumpkin is a special activity to be shared by the family! – A teli speech and language pathologist provides ways for your child to learn new words surrounding this fun tradition!
Carving a Pumpkin provides your child with a new tradition to explore!
by Kristi Keele, Speech and Language Pathologist
Now that you have picked the perfect pumpkin at the pumpkin patch, it is time to get ready to turn it into a Jack O’ Lantern. Some families may choose to carve their pumpkin while others might prefer to paint a face on it. Either way you can work on the same speech and language skills. P.S. Don’t forget to leave the actual carving to the adults!
Once again, get your child familiar with the activity by reading a book beforehand. “It’s Pumpkin Day, Mouse!” By Laura Numeroff and Felicia Bond is just one great choice.
Pumpkin carving is an ideal activity for working on the names of shapes, body parts and words related to emotions. Parents and caregivers can: