Saturday, February 17, 2007

Talking to your kids

Today I got my free DV, "Chatter Matters" produced by the children's charity I Can.

One of the tips on the DVD is "Talk in sentences one word longer than your child." For instance, if your three year old can string together three or four word sentences ("Tommy go to park") you can help develop his vocabulary and communication skills by talking back to him and introducing an extra word or two into the sentence, "Going to the park to play," etc.

Taking the time to talk with your children, and of course also to really listen to them, is a priceless expression of love.

Happy parenting,


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