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Start a conversation

“You don’t need special toys or activities to encourage your child’s language. You can have conversations at the grocery store about what you need to…

Use your voice

“And your voice can also help with word meanings – such as making your voice rise upwards as you say the word “up”.” Hanen

Notice non-word talking

Any time an adult responds to a child’s message, either verbally or non-verbally, and the child responds back, an interaction has started. And it’s within…

Use your face and hands

“Gesturing with your hands and face (such as pointing, shrugging your shoulders, or frowning) helps young children understand the meaning of your words.” Hanen

Join in and play

Be sure not to change the play. Try to play the way your child enjoys playing. You can join in by: doing what your child…

Follow your child’s lead

After you OWL and your child sends you a message, follow their lead by: Responding immediately! This shows your child that you’ve heard her message…

Get face-to-face

“One of the best ways to let your child know that you want to talk to him is to be face-to-face. This means joining your…