Ways to help Your Child’s Language Development 

Communication skills is perhaps something that everyone should have in spades. There are some communication problems that can be addressed with the help of a speech-language pathologist. Communication is somethings that needs to be focused on because communication skills help children to learn ways to be independent. They are even more social compared to children who does not have a more varied vocabulary.  

 Language Development

As a parent there are things you can do to help your child along in the language development prospect. Here are some ways you can do that and help your child along.  

Let your child hear you TALK. 

Children will be more than likely to be able to talk easily when they have people to watch and people to hear. This is one of the reasons why children who is around more people will be able to talk more easily. You can encourage your child’s communication skills by narrating to him or her. For example, when you are about to eat with them, you can say that they are about to eat some delicious mashed potatoes or something else.  

READ to your child.  

Reading to your child will spark their imagination and allow you to introduce new vocabulary without being too obvious about it. You can make stories that interests them. You can buy picture books that will surely hook them up and make them asks questions. Putting in some pictures in the stories would make them be able to create an image and play with that. They are able to associate a word or a though more easily when a picture aids them. 

Play MUSIC and enjoy together.  

Children likes to hear music, most especially the catchy ones. Music is a great way to  introduce words. They will learn new words and wouldn’t even think that they are learning but rather they are only having fun. So, play music that has words and make sure that the message is good so as to not suggest to the child otherwise.  

CORRECT on the sly.  

Don’t make fun of your child mistakes. This will only give them an insecurity or an unhealthy obsession with perfection. When you want to correct a child do not smile when they make the mistake. Instead repeat to them what they said but with the correct pronunciation and grammar. They wouldn’t know that you were correcting them but rather think that you are only helping them make sense of their questions. 

FOLLOW the leader.  

In this particular point the leader is the child. Wherein as a parent you have to pick up on cues or interests they may have. Then use that as a leverage and talk to your child all the time about it. If they like ducks, fans, birds you should talk about those things that they like.  

GO on a field trip  

You can pack some snacks and go to a short excursion wherein a child can explore and see things he has never seen before. Like maybe the park, or the zoo or the docks. This might give them an interest that they will likely ask you questions and want to learn more about it.  

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