Recalling Past Events
Remember When . . . ”
your child with meaningful, communicative opportunities. The best materials
are those that are interesting to your child. Some of his favorite activities
may include taking walks, arts and crafts, cooking, interactive games such as
“Peek-a-boo,” “Hide and Seek,” watching television, or physical play.
activities can be represented with sentences and simple drawings. Parents can
draw pictures and write 1 or 2 sentences about something that happened during your
child’s daily routines (e.g., ate pancakes for breakfast; went to McDonald’s;
your child color portions of the pictures and add details to it. Ask him to
retell the events that happened throughout the day.
Increase the time between each event. This
will also increase the difficulty of recalling that particular activity.
a favorite television show with your child. Ask questions about each scene and
have him retell the portion of the story between commercials. At the end of
the show have your child try to recall the story.
activities can be used while reading books. Ask your child questions, from one
page to the next, after a few pages, or once you have finished the entire
story. You can prompt his responses by asking simple questions, and giving