We’re social creatures and from as young as a few months old, your child will start babbling to try and talk to you. While at first it may not make any sense, slowly but surely you will form a line of communication as you will start to understand their language and they’ll develop their communication skills.
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If you would like tips on how to support your child with this, take a look at the ones that we’ve shared below from an independent boys’ school in Middlesex.
Mouth Words Slowly
You are the first teacher that your child has and the words that they learn will be picked up from you and the way that you introduce them. Repeating them slowly can help children to learn sounds and eventually words. You can also point to the objects/people that you’re referring to whilst doing so as this will help to create association and a way for them to remember what they are called. It’s a great way to help develop their communication skills.
Things take time to learn, especially when doing something for the first time. Instead of rushing your child to speak and repeatedly asking them for the names of things, gently guide them and be patient as this will make them feel less pressured and anxious.
You can also refer to children’s TV programmes. They are fun and engage their young minds while doing your work for you and introducing them to new words.
Talk to Them
Even as a baby when they have no idea what you’re saying, talking to your child will help them to get familiar with different words. Ask them questions and watch and wait to give them the indication that you’re waiting for them to answer.
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