Kissy Kissy! Teaching Toddlers Body Parts
Do you need a cute game for teaching toddlers’ body parts?
Try this one…
When you’re snuggling, ask, “Where do you want me to kiss you?”
Point to a body part and say, “On your ____?”
Plant several kisses there!
Laugh together repeating your key words such as, “I kissed your ____. _____.”
Begin the game again…”Where do you want me to kiss you? On your _______?”
Once a child knows a few body parts, ask, “Where do you want me to kiss you? On your ____?” and then wait for a child to point to the body part before you begin your kisses.
When a child can name body parts, wait for an answer after you say, “Where do you want me to kiss you?”
If kissing is not your thing or if a child dislikes it, try tickles instead, or make a beeping or honking noise when you touch the part.
This is super fun routine parents remember. When parents like a therapy strategy, they use it! I’ve had great luck with it and I know you will too!
This activity is from my therapy manual Let’s Talk About Taking…Ways to Strengthen the 11 Skills All Toddlers Master Before Words Emerge. Order here!
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