You can help your child in a number of ways….
- Try to make time to listen when your child wants to tell you something that is important to him/her. But don’t always make him/her the centre of attention. It is important for your child to develop listening skills and speaking skills.
- Answer questions with patience and in an adequate way. Always nurture her/his sense of curiosity and wonder.
- Introduce your child gently to the ideas of Who? What? Why? How? When? Where? If? etc. These demand more advanced language structures.
- Your child will have his/her own particular favourite stories that he/she never tires of hearing. Repeat them over and over again and gradually get him/her to re-tell them to you.