One of the most important things a parent can do to set their children up for success costs no money – READ! From the moment children are born, they need exposure to as many words as possible.
Here are 3 tips for parents of young children.
- Help build your babies brain – by reading at least 15 minutes a day. Reading promotes language development and exposes your baby to new words.
- Talk to you child while doing activities. Talk to kids about topics of their interest. Describe what you see happening or what you or your child are doing to build language and vocabulary.
- Encourage all people who interact with your baby to use vocabulary building strategies. Listen to kids to encourage them to share their ideas and thoughts. Engage children in conversation and talk with them about their day.
Here are some resources that detail communication skills parents should expect to see in their child by age and how to support children’s development released by the America Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) and non-profit Read Aloud 15 MINUTES.
Click your child’s age range below for easy activities to support your child’s growth!
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