Build Strong Lanuage Skills

Listen as much as you talk

 

Talk about things your child is already interested in.

 

Make a conversation longer by adding new information or asking a follow-up question.

 

Make a point of introducing your children to other adults or children, telling one another their names.

 

Use meal time to ask about the day’s events.

 

Use drive time.  (Turn off the radio.)

 

Reread familiar stories, and talk about the book.

 

Follow the child’s lead, and encourage a train of thought he or she already has.

 

Comment on what your child is doing.  “Oh, you made a big house!”

 

Ask a variety of questions in conversation.  (Who, What, Where, Why, What do you think?)

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