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In our house, we have a Valentine's Day tradition of having heart shaped pancakes for breakfast!  This year I even colored them pink with red food coloring.  It's a simple tradition that can even be cooked up the night before and reheated if mornings are too crazy at your house.  I started thinking about our little tradition and how I could incorporate language into it (instead of coming up with another special Valentine's Day/Language activity).  It was quite simple.  I talked about what was happening and what would happen next.  I let Timothy experience as much as he could (as he is only a little over a year) in the process.  As he 

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gets older, he can re-tell how to make heart shaped pancakes, recall the materials needed, put pictures of him making the pancakes in order, write out the recipe, listen for the materials needed and find them (listening comprehension), practice an articulation sound while baking, etc.  

What is your Valentine's Day tradition (making cookies, making Valentine's Day cards, making potpourri, etc) and how can you make it into a language activity?  The possibilities are endless.




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