Good News: Strong language skills can make your youngster a better reader, writer and all-around student.
Great News: You can build those skills just by talking to your child. Try these ideas.
**Narrative everyday activities like driving or cooking. Hearing unfamiliar words in conversation will help your youngster understand words in books. "Please hand me the colander so I can drain the spaghetti". Tip If he doesn't know the word, explain: "This is a colander. Water drains through the holes."
**Encourage your child to join family conversations. Ask him questions to help him expand on his answers. He will learn to talk about events and give his opinions.
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