Toddlers love to learn, but because they’re likely not in a formal school setting yet they rely more heavily on you to help them develop their speech skills. Luckily, there are tips and tricks that are entertaining for both you and your child that can help boost language development.
These techniques can involve simple games and interactions with your toddler that allow you to spend quality time with them as they learn. Here are seven fun activities for you and junior that will have them talking about it…
1. Make a Silly Scrapbook
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) recommends a fun way to help your toddler (aged 2-4) to identify objects in different categories. It suggests creating a scrapbook or his or her favorite things, and placing images in various categories (food, cars, toys, etc).
You can also be a bit creative with this, notes the association. For example, put images together that don’t belong (i.e., a dog behind the wheel of a car). Let your toddler identify what might be wrong with the picture. You can also simply have them count the number of images on each page to get going.