- The more you read to your child, the larger vocabulary they will develop.
- Read stories and then talk about them. Ask, “What was that story about?” or “Did you like that character? Why?”
- At mealtimes, talk about the food you’re preparing, what you’re doing to it, how it tastes and what it looks like.
- Talk about a game your child is playing – ask them to explain what just happened.
- Read books that will extend your child’s vocabulary, and take time to talk about new words.
- Choose books that have some, but not too many, new words.
- Talk about objects outside the house when on an outing/or looking out the window – for example, the rustling of leaves, or the sounds of the birds, or traffic.
- Tell your child stories about when you were younger, or about your family’s past.
- Every day, choose a new ‘word of the day’ and attempt to use it in different contexts as many times as possible.
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