Read: for at least twenty to thirty minutes.
Reflect: Think about what you have read. Choose a character from your reading and make up an appropriate nickname for the character.
Write/Discuss the name you chose. Explain why it is a suitable name for the character who inspired it.
Read a picture book with your preschooler.
Ask your preschooler to pick a character, other than the main character, that he or she enjoyed. Ask him or her to make up a nickname for the character. (Be prepared to explain what a nickname is in case your preschooler does not understand the term.)
Discuss the name your preschooler makes up. Ask what made him or her decide that would be a good name.