“Talkin’ Up A Storm”
Children learn to understand word labels when they are used over and over again in their play and daily activities (e.g., mealtime, dressing, bathing). Developing a vocabulary occurs naturally when you talk about what your child sees, hears, and experiences. Regularly introduce new word labels.
new words in different sentences and stress the words to draw attention to
present the newly learned word labels in various situations.
objects in your child’s environment.
toys and actions during play with your child.
foods and utensils during mealtime.
clothes while dressing your child.
objects used for bathing (e.g., soap, washcloth, towel).
your child for walks and label what you see and hear (e.g., car, tree, plane,
Use names of people.
books and label pictures of objects, actions, and descriptive words.
your child’s favorite songs.
objects one by one as you give them to your child.
the known object with 2 that are unfamiliar to your child.
the word label of the object and ask your child to retrieve it.
your child with the object and narrate actions as the object is used.
pictures of objects to help your child comprehend the word label in a more
your child’s hand toward the object, toy, and person, as you label them.
your child the objects in an animated manner as you label them.
to, reach and turn your child’s head toward the objects or pictures labeled.
and describe objects, people, and pictures.