Garden & Outside Things

flower, grass, moon, pool, rain, rock, shovel, sky, slide, star, stick, swing, sun, tree, water.

Make sure you have a good set of plastic insects.  Accessories include watering can, garden gloves and bug catcher .   In the following activities, you will find word prompts and strategies for encouraging sounds and words and phrases from your child.



Bug Time – Do a treasure hunt for real or plastic insects.  Lots of new words can be learned in this game.

Magnetic Garden Scene – Learning location words in, on, under in this fun magnetic scene.

Fishing for Bugs – A puzzle of insects – vocabulary building.

A set of pictures is a useful resource for making your own garden collage,  game of snap or a treasure hunt.

in the gardenDownload outside things photos here 

Download Insects photos here.

Our list of picture books to read to your child are aimed at babies, toddlers and late talking preschoolers. This can be another great way to practice words associated with the garden.

Speech  has a list of these books with a review and link to Book Depository for purchase.


Looking for even more inspiration?  Check our Garden Pinterest Board here

Parent EBook

In the Garden Language Booster  – download a 20 page photo illustrated Parent Guide to helping your child learn to talk.  It includes many of the activities listed on this page as well as some further explanations of how children can be encouraged to develop their play and language skills.