Kids love their own names! Have your child help you think of other words that start with the same sound as the first letter in their name —like for Jocelyn; Jump, Juice, or Jelly.
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When talking with your child, look for opportunities to use different words to help build their vocabulary. The more words a child knows, the easier it is for your child to recognize them when beginning to read.
Play pretend with your child. Let your child’s imagination go wild! Encourage them to make up and act out their own stories. This builds both language and critical thinking skills.
It is important to talk to your baby AND give your baby a chance to respond. It may sound like babbling now, but it is the beginning of your child’s language development
Sing songs with your child: songs help children develop listening skills and pay attention to the rhythms and rhymes of spoken language.
Create special places in your home where your child can talk, sing, read, write, and play. It doesn’t cost a thing!
For very young children, art and early writing skills are one and the same. Make art a regular part of playtime. Those crazy scribbles are the first step to learning how to write when they are older.
If your child asks you a question about something and you don’t know the answer, you can discover the answer together in a book!
When you read to your child, ask what, where and how questions: By asking questions, you will find out how much your child understands about the story, and you’ll be helping to increase their comprehension.