Pathways to Wellness

conversation • connection • commitment

Talking to tots

Talking builds vocabulary, and teaches children the art of carrying on a conversation.  It can sometimes be difficult to know what to say to a toddler or preschooler.  You are probably more concerned about that than they are!  Here are some helpful tips:

  • Follow the 3 S's – keep talk short, simple, and slow
  • Give choices – do you want a banana or an apple?  Do you want to get dressed now, or in 5 minutes?
  • Sing!
  • Talk about what you are viewing when you watch TV or a video with your child
  • See it, say it

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