There are numerous opportunities we can invent for speech and language development during playtime. Your kiddo is able to play with their favorite toy and in turn, you can support their speech and language development. Below are just a few brainstorms to help your child’s development during play:
· Try tossing a ball back and forth between you and your child. Signal to them/ let them know “It’s mommy’s turn” or “Can I have the ball now please?” to show examples of taking turns.
· Take all your children’s toys and place them in an area that is easily accessible to you but out of reach for your child. If he/she wants to play, have them ask for the specific toy they would like to play with. If they want a race car, ask them to say the words “I want race car”.
· Next time you are cleaning up- try naming each piece as you pick it up. Try using the same phrase each time. For example: “Put away brush.” “Put away cars.” “Put away batman.”
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