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Ask the person holding the ball to throw it to you.

Do this until it’s just too easy.


Say to your family, “We are going to throw the ball to each other. Show me how you throw a ball to someone.”

“Let’s hear how to say it in Korean. We will repeat after she talks.”

Listen to the phrase and repeat after she talks.

“If someone says, ‘gong deon-jyeo. (공 던져.), or gong deon-jyeo-joo-seh-yo. (공 던져주세요.)‘ you throw the ball to them. Now say, ‘gong deon-jyeo. (공 던져.), or gong deon-jyeo-joo-seh-yo. (공 던져주세요.),’ and I’ll throw the ball to you.”

Continue throwing the ball after someone says the phrase until it becomes so easy.

Don’t worry about how your child pronounces the phrase. It will get better over time. Just replay the audio to help.

When someone forgets how to say the phrase, say, “Let’s play the phrase again. It’s okay to listen to it as many times as you want. There is no such thing as cheating here.”

When this becomes just so easy, go to the next step.