11 Months 1 Week – Increasing the Distance with Commands

Roman in toys Now that your little one is on the go, you can begin working on intertwining receptive language tasks within everyday activities.  Have them follow directions, which involve a different room, location, etc. – increasing the distance increases the difficulty of the command since something is out of sight. Feel free to use gestures and physical prompting as needed! Here are some ideas you can try ☺                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

  Across the Room – “Come here” with gestures and then without.

Roman outside Routine Activities – “Time for a bath”, “Time to eat”, “Time to get changed”, “Time to go outside”; Say these commands while you are standing in the designated area at first; with repetition of routine activities and the consistent phrases your child will begin to figure out where they are supposed to be at a certain time without prompting; have their days be predictable.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         

Tasks/”Errands” – “Go get the book”, “Go get the car”; place items in another room or further away to increase the difficulty of commands.


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