Believe it or not, there is a load of language in your load of laundry! There are many skills you can playfully target as you sort, fold and put away those shirts and socks with a child of any age!
School-Age: Play an “I Spy” vocabulary laundry guessing game as you take turns describing and guessing various laundry items based on their attributes (i.e. color, shape, size, texture etc.).
Tweens: Have a category sock fight! Each time you throw a sock, you must name an item in a chosen category (e.g. round objects, zoo animals, crunchy foods).
Teens: Many would say that getting a teen to do the laundry is an accomplishment in and of itself! If this miracle should occur, it’s a great opportunity to simply communicate together and enjoy a meaningful conversation.
I hope you enjoy discovering the speech and language possibilities hidden within this seemingly mundane chore!