Quick Tip To Enhance Your Child's Oral Language Skills
As your child starts a conversation, give your full attention. When you are talking, pause after speaking. This will give the next chance for your child to continue the conversation. Play games which give opportunities to converse. Offer clues on 'Guess the word'-" We use it for sweeping the floor". Answer: A broom. While watching television, get your child to talk about what's happening. Talk about characters. Are they happy or sad? Try making every opportunity a language learning opportunity. A trip to the grocery shop, bath time, family meal time are times where you can work on your child's language. You can ask him questions like which food he will like for snack? How do you find the food, its colour, texture and taste? etc. You don't need to set aside a specific time of the day to learn language, incorporate it in the day to day activities. Above all, praise all his attempts to speak.