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Get your toddler talking!

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20 Ways to help your toddler understand and use language.

Rated 0 points - posted 9 years ago by GBSage_Educator in category Kids.
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Communicate at eye-level Report Abuse
Children can become intimidated by the size of an adult. Speaking to them at eye-level makes conversation comfortable for them.
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Communicate using puppets Report Abuse
If WHYY can do it so can you, and this adds so much flavor to the process.
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Use simple descriptive words Report Abuse
Remember you have a toddler, not a college graduate. It is ok to say "Look at this bug" and not "Look at the anatomy of this insect".
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Have turn taking conversations Report Abuse
Take time to listen to what your child is telling you. You will be amazed to see what your child has been absorbing.
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Respond in a timely and positive when child attempts to communicate Report Abuse
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Try various attempts to interpret what the child is saying Report Abuse
It is important for a parent to figure out the needs of their child. If your child is crying try to figure out why rather than allowing your child to cry continuously.
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Ask simple questions Report Abuse
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When reading, point to words while saying them Report Abuse
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Speak in neutral or pleasant tone Report Abuse
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Use encouraging and positive language Report Abuse
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Take part in verbal play Report Abuse
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Name many different actions Report Abuse
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Name many different objects Report Abuse
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Use child’s name Report Abuse
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Use gestures Report Abuse
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Talk them through everyday routines Report Abuse
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Talk about what they are doing Report Abuse
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Talk about feelings Report Abuse
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Add other languages on occasions Report Abuse
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Use sign language on occasion Report Abuse
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