Helping Your Child Develop Better Conversational Skills

Helping Your Child Develop Better Conversational Skills
3y+
Speech

Having good conversational skills is very important for your little one to develop into a confident and well-rounded person. Once your child can have basic conversations with people easily, it is often a good measure to further her skills in holding down a conversation and here are some ways that you can help her doing the same

1. Encourage your child to ask more questions. Start by encouraging her to ask the why's and how's of the everyday workings of their lives, things that kids this age can easily understand and relate to and answer them. Your child will find it surprising and intriguing that she did not know many intricacies of the everyday things that she previously thought she knew, letting the curious bug bite them.

2. Keep conversations with your child open-ended. Having discreet conversations may be precise and neat, but it cuts off the opportunity for your little one to think and raise doubts and queries of their own. Keeping conversations going by leaving it open-ended is a great way to keep your little one engaged and question you.

3. Get your child to meet new people and take them to new places on a regular basis. When put at a relatively strange place or with new people, though apprehensive, kids will have many queries that they will want answers to get familiar with the new places and people. This is a great way to both engage your child with new places and people and to develop a sense of curiosity in your little one.

4. Like the old saying goes, curiosity does sometimes kill the cat! Setting the limits and boundaries of how much your child should and should not know about something is a subjective matter and making sure that your child knows what is appropriate for her age is important. Children will naturally be attracted to raw information and might not always be aware of the implicated knowledge that it entails and as adults it is important to keep an eye out for the same.