As the new year begins, it's a great time to reflect on your toddler's speech and language progress and think about what you want your child to accomplish in the year ahead. Here are a few tips for supporting your child's communication in the new year:
- Encourage communication: Make sure to provide plenty of opportunities for your child to communicate and express themselves. This could be through talking, gesturing, or using a communication device if necessary. Encourage your child to communicate their wants, needs, and ideas as much as possible.
- Set up a language-rich environment: Surround your child with a variety of language-rich materials, such as books, toys, and games. This will provide them with opportunities to learn new words and practice their language skills.
- Incorporate language into everyday activities: There are many opportunities to practice language skills in everyday activities. For example, you can ask your child questions while cooking, or have them describe a picture in a book.
- Seek support and resources: If you have any questions or concerns about your toddler's speech and language development, don't hesitate to reach out to a certified speech-language pathologist or other resources such as support groups or online communities.
Would you like more speech and language tips to help your toddler talk and communicate faster? Check out my book on Amazon Kindle, Talking With Toddlers - 52 Tips to Boost Speech and Language Skills.