Strategies to Promote Language Development in Young Children

The following strategies can be utilized to promote language development in young children: 1) Speak to your child as often as possible. Some good topics for discussion are: Feelings Plans Present activities Past events It does not need to be extensive conversation. 2) Respond to your child each time there is an interaction initiated whether it be eye gaze, gesture, pointing, talking, etc. (try for at least 250 responses per hour) 3) Utilize diverse language when speaking to your child...

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