Talking with children is one of the best ways to help them learn new words and information.
- Talk about what you and your child are seeing and doing wherever you are – at home, on walks in your neighborhood, at the supermarket, in the car. Encourage their talking. “I see something brown – the trunk of that tree. What do you see that is green?”
- Stretch your child’s vocabulary. Repeat what your child says and use new words. “You want a banana? Yum, bananas are so delicious!”
- If English isn’t your first language, speak to your child in the language you know best.