21,000 WORDS A DAY!

Dec 1, 2019 | Speech & Language Skills | 2 comments

Did you know children who are exposed to language-rich conversations and descriptive words, even when they are very, very young, will have a huge advantage when it comes to increasing speech and language skills?

Research shows the importance of limiting screen time for both children and parents to help increase those face-to-face interactions, when speech and language skills are being developed.

               Ask open-ended questions

OPEN-ENDED QUESTIONS CANNOT BE ANSWERED WITH A YES OR NO.

Ask WHO, WHAT, WHERE, WHEN, HOW, and WHY questions throughout the day, when reading a story, when playing games, during meals, at the store, in the car, during bath time and bedtime, etc.

            Expand on your child’s words

If your child says ball, expand on that; a red ball, a big, round red ball, bounce the ball, catch the ball, throw the ball.

                Describe simple daily tasks

When cooking in the kitchen, talk about stirring the pot, using a spoon to stir round and round, the soup is hot, the vegetable colors, the crunchy carrots, etc.

Use descriptive words and sentences more than imperative statements and simple affirmations.

Being a parent is a HARD job! Especially when you put the TIME and ENERGY into trying to be the best parent for your child.  Remember, the time you invest now, will pay off for them and YOU in the future!

All the best, Monae

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    2 Comments

    1. Jennifer

      Can’t seem to get the file you shared about the 21,000 words a day. I enter the info but then it tells me to register for another site?

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      • monaemaruyama

        Hi Jennifer,
        Check your email, the link should be there! I’m just getting my brain wrapped around how to attach freebies and all of the links with blogs, etc. I appreciate you letting me know so quickly! Thanks so much. I hope you find the pamphlet helpful. All the best, Monae

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