Early Childhood Development
Reading, Talking, Playing Tips!!!
Early childhood development begins at birth and sets the foundation for children's emotional, language, speech, cognitive, and motor development. For this reason, it is important for parents to foster these skills as much as possible.
Since I am a speech-language pathologist, I will provide easy tips on how to incorporate speech and language learning into daily activities such as reading, playing, and talking.
Early Childhood Development Tips: Talk, Play, Read
I WILL NOT add more to your plate, I promise! There are NO crafts or Pinterest non-sense here. It just isn't my thing.
Instead, you can take advantage of what you are already doing such as talking, reading or playing with your child.
The good news is - this is easy to do!
Talk To Your Child
How you, the parent, talk to your child is critical for early language development. Below, there are links for activities or tips on how to best talk your child depending on your child's age.
Please click on the links below to learn more!
Now, this is a MUST so start here and then come back and keeping reading for playing and reading tips.
Play With Your Child
It has been proven over and over again that how you play with your child greatly affects early childhood development.
So much learning happens while a child play. Therefore, you want to make sure you and your child are getting it right.
Our tips include:
- type of language use
- body positioning
- and more!
This is a must-read for any parent. Please check out our tips here, how to best play with your child!
Read To Your Child
Reading is one of THE BEST ways to develop your child's speech, language, and reasoning skills.
It also works on pre-literacy skills, vocabulary development, story structure, following directions, and much more!
It is important though to read to your child the correct way. Many parents don't actually do this one right.
I think how we read to children is so critical that I even wrote a free eBook to share my tips and ideas with my readers. It gives in-depth strategies and much more!
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