Language Building Toys: Nesting Cups

Nesting cups are a common toy for people to have around the house.  Here, Brandy demonstrates a fun game that we like to play with them.

This game can focus on so many things.  A few things include:

  • Eye contact: Point or have a child point to the cup then wait for them to look up at you to nod, “yes” or shake your head “no.”
  • Pointing – Have the child point to cups to chose one.
  • Labeling put pictures on the cup that go with a book that you are reading, have the child label the picture on the cup. ( i.e., is the pig in the straw house, the brick house, or the stick house?)
  • Yes/No – Point to one have the child shake their head Yes/No to open it.




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