This Month in Speech and Language
Skill of the Month
*When folding laundry, help your child see that all the socks go together, shirts, etc.
*Talk about categories when playing. When playing with toy animals, sort them into farm animals, zoo animals, and pets.
Picking up toys is a natural time to sort and label categories.
Dates to Remember
· When your child starts a conversation, give your full attention whenever possible.
· Make sure that you have your child’s attention before you speak.
· Acknowledge, encourage, and praise all attempts to speak. Show that you understand the word or phrase by fulfilling the request, if appropriate.
· Pause after speaking. This gives your child a chance to continue the conversation.