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Tip # 51 - Use Gestures and Actions

We are using GESTURES and ACTIONS for this week's #tipoftheweek. Using gestures along with our songs can help your student better associate with specific words and sounds. 

In addition to providing associative clues, gestures allow children to communicate their wants and needs before producing verbal speech. Pointing can indicate "go" or a palm up will communicate "stop" - for use in every day, non-verbal communication. Our songs are full of opportunities to introduce new gestures to your students!

While each of our songs provide an excellent opportunity to create gestures and introduce actions, check out our song, "GO", from the Conversation Station album for a great starting point. Another fun song is our "Slide" song where you and students can point up, up, up and down, down down!


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