Today I am taking my 3 year old to the pet store. What a great place to use language! Pets is always a fun theme for younger children. Talk about the similarities and differences between each pet. What do they sound like? What do they eat? What do they like to do? Do you have any pets at home? Here is a little activity I came up with. Since most younger children can't read, it ends up being a good listening activity. It also established the early foundations of defining words, which we talked about in detail a few weeks ago.