We have many children in the clinic who need help using past tense verbs. Here’s a fun way to address this issue! Using a child’s favorite action figures or dolls (Lego men, Transformers, Polly Pockets etc.), have the figures perform the actions. Start with the carrier phase “Yesterday………” as in “Yesterday, Spiderman jumped over the building” or “Yesterday, Barbie rode her bike to school”. This activity strengthens use of past tense as well as giving your child practice in formulating novel sentences!