Progressive verbs – I love them. I teach them all the time. They help my kiddos answer “what” questions, expand their language, and comment on the world around them AS it’s happening!
Children begin to use progressive -ing verbs as early as 1 1/2 years old. Initially, in the form of almost “labeling” a verb (ex: “running!”).
At about 2 1/2 to 3 years of age, kids begin to use progressive -ing in phrases without an auxiliary verb (ex: “puppy eating!”).
Mastery of a complete progressive phrase/sentence occurs at closer to 3 1/2 years of age. That’s when the “to be” verb steps in to save the day! (ex: “baby is laughing!”).
For more detailed information about the development of progressive verbs, you can check out this amazing LinguiSystems milestones booklet.
I love working on progressive -ing with my kiddos! That is why I created my progressive tense packet. You can find it in my TpT store here:
This product includes visuals for 7 pronouns and 32 verbs for our non-reader friends. But for our kiddos who can read and write- the possibilities are endless!
I hope you find this product helpful. Constructive criticism is always welcome! Happy therapizing!