Grade Levels: K-3

These family and homeschool activities are designed to complement the Listening and Speaking topic on BrainPOP Jr.


Watch a dramatic play or movie together. If possible, have your child take notes about the actors’ performances. How do they speak? How do they show emotions? Explain that plays and movies are exciting to watch because the actors speak with feeling. If you are watching a movie together, you may want to turn off the sound and discuss how the experience changes.

Body Language

Challenge your child to communicate without speaking! Spend an hour conversing without using words. You may want to do an activity together, such as eating lunch or walking in the park. How can you convey information? As an extension, you can go to the library to learn about sign language and research how deaf and hearing impaired people use their bodies and facial expressions to communicate.