Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Baby's Day Vocabulary Building Activity

Assalamu alaikum,

This activity is one suited for infants 12 -18 months insha'Allah. It helps build vocabulary and can easily be modified to include gross motor skill work.

Each page has a picture of an item that is normally part of many babies day: diapers, wipes, bibs, etc. Before we read the book Baby's Day, I gathered all of the items that were in the book (those that were suitable for the activity) and then we sat down to read the book.

I then set up all of the items in a circle around us:

That red blurb is the remains of a much handled yarn doll...lol. The other items include: a diaper, a small baby towel, a teething ring, a small drinking glass, a plastic bowl, a bib, a book and some wipes.

To do the activity: Re-read the book and pause at each picture and say the name of the item and point it out to the infant/toddler insha'Allah. Re-read the book again. This time pause at each item and invite the child to find the item and put it into the basket. 

To incorporate gross motor skill work, place the basket at a distance and invite the infant (if mobile)/toddler to run and place the item in the basket. Get excited about it and model how to do this so the child can see how to do it insha'Allah.  

When the activity is done place the basket on a low shelf so the infant/toddler can get it to play with as often as he/she wishes insha'Allah. This book was in our local library but if you'd like to buy it you can fnd it here insha'Allah.

Enjoy insha'Allah!


  1. Esalaamu aleikoum dear sister, machallah I just found your site (and other sisters') I have 3 children aged 1,2 and 11... and while I live in an Muslim country am having issues raising them Islamically. ALso we have 4 different languages in the home which are spken on a daily basis ... so I think this delays the language skills of my kids ... enchallah I will try this method and the others you have posted! Djzk Allah kheirn sister:

    Henia from Algeria

  2. assalamu alaykum

    barakaALlahu fiki for your blog!

  3. JazakAllah Khair for such wonderful resources

    1. Wa iyaki! Wa jazakillaahu khayra for your comment!


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