Using routines to encourage verbal communication, such as story time, bath time and washing dishes.
Do not always anticipate your child's needs. If you know he wants something give him the chance to express it.
Besides being a way to share time with your children, reading to them will also help your children's literacy skills.
Talking and Reading go hand in hand. Here are some of my favorite activities to transform your home in a language and literacy rich environment. They all promote being exposed to letters, expanding language skills and having experiences with reading and writing. I tried to group them according to a targeted skill but they all overlap. Have fun!
Over the last few years many of my friends and relatives have had kids of their own. As a result I often get questions from them regarding what their baby or child should be doing. I understand that advice and opinions can be taken with a grain of salt and everybody does things differently but I thought I'd share with you, the top pieces of advice I've given as a result of all the questions.
Raising bilingual children is all about celebration. Celebrating, enjoying , embracing and accepting our roots as well as our current environment. My suggestions come from my own experience as a speech-language pathologist, as a parent and from what I have seen work in other families.
Everyone wants to help their children talk! The best way to do this is by using routines, those activities you have to do every day, some of them several times a day, to encourage verbal communication
Many parents believe that if a child is exposed to more than one language then he will achieve typical language developmental milestones later than monolingual children...