Language Stimulation at the Park

Language Stimulation at the Park

 

Try some of these tips on your next visit to the park.

  • Keep your baby/toddler rearward facing for as long as you can. This will help them see your mouth and facial expressions as you talk about what you see. They’ll also be able to see you point at things. Children need to pair language with the real experience before they can understand it.

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Developing Pretend Play Skills

developing pretend play skills

Play is an important part of childhood. Not only does play develop your child’s imaginative thinking, it also helps develop their language skills, turn-taking, sharing and problem solving skills. It helps children learn about the world around them and figure out how things work. During their first year of life, babies are already exploring through play. Play mats, cot mobiles and sensory toys are actively stimulating your child’s senses as they discover their new world. There are many other types of play that will follow. Today’s post will focus on the early stages of pretend play.

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Language Stimulation at the Beach

Language Stimulation at the Beach

 

With this glorious weather at present, there’ll be many a trip to the beach. Use this as an opportunity to stimulate language. Outdoors is great for stimulating your child’s speech and language development as there are opportunities everywhere. Children learn best when they’re having fun!

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Mirror Play

Mirror Play

 

At about 4 months of age, I remember my own daughter smiling and gurgling each time I put her in her car seat. I soon realised she had discovered herself in the back seat mirror. Mirrors are not only a great source of entertainment but can also encourage speech and language development. Here are just a few tips and ideas about what to do with your baby in front of the mirror:

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