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Language and Communication Development

Language and Communication Development

  • Talk to your child throughout the day. Talk about the things that you see and do everyday. Young children like to listen when people use high voices and short sentences.reading
  • Read books with your child and allow interaction with books. Young children enjoy durable books with lots of pictures. The goal is for your child to attend to the book until the end of the book. Tally the number of books your child listens to from beginning to end. After tallying 10 books, celebrate with a special outing together.
  • Sing songs with your child. Most children love music with interesting words and repetition, like, “Wheels on the Bus.”ca15040.jpg
  • Read familiar poems or nursery rhymes to your child. Stop before a rhyming word and ask your child to provide the word. RHYMES
  • Go on a letter safari with your child. As you read a book together, ask your child to point to all the “B”s on the page. Start by finding the letters in your child’s name.
  • Make two sets of uppercase alphabet cards. Pull the cards from each stack with the letters of your child’s name. Play a game of Memory, flipping over two cards at a time, looking for a match and taking turns. Have your child name the letters as he turns the cards over. Ask, “Are those letters the same or different?”
  • Print your child’s name on a piece of paper he can copy from. Give him index cards or paper squares to copy his name on. Allow him to place the name cards he has written on things that belong to him.