Help your children enjoy books by having them participate while you read. For example, you can ask them to join in by saying a repeated phrase.
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Young babies from 0-12 months learn to be good communicators when their caregivers respond to their sounds and actions. Talk with your baby! Copy your babies sounds and listen to see what sounds he or she makes in response.
After you read a story together with your child a few times, let your child tell or ‘read’ it back to you. This helps them understand how stories work and helps their comprehension when they read.
Point out print everywhere. Talk about the written words you see in the world around you and respond with interest to your child’s questions about words. Ask them to find a new word every time you go on an outing.
Clapping along to rhythms helps children hear the syllables in words and helps them improve motor skills.
Children need lots of chances to practice. Be patient. You may need to answer the same questions, read the same books, and play the same games over and over again. Children learn through repetition.
Build on what your child says. If he says, “More milk,” you might say, “You want some more milk?” This teaches him new words and how to put sentences together.