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  • Let them help with everyday activities like helping to make their lunch or putting away the shopping and talk about them. This will help children to link spoken language to the world around them.

    Pause when you are talking, playing or questioning them, allowing them to contribute and respond. It can take up to 10seconds for children to process what has been said. 

    Read books together. Looking and talking about the pictures is just as good as reading the story.  

    Repeat and expand on what a child says. If a child says 'juice' you can say 'more juice', 'juice please' or 'juice gone'. This shows your child how words can be put together to make short sentences.

    Commenting and describing what they are doing during play in short sentences. For example, a child playing with a small world farm you can say ‘horse eating’ ‘pig rolling’ ‘pig all dirty’.  

    Talk about or play games involving opposites like 'on and off' or 'big and little' 

    Make time to talk about the day. This will help children with their memory skills and will help them talk about things that have happened in the past that they can no longer see. 

     

Who Can Help?

You can contact the Norfolk & Waveney Speech & Language Therapy Service by calling Just One Number on 0300 300 0123. Our opening hours are 8am-6pm Monday-Friday (excluding bank holidays) and 9am-1pm on Saturdays.

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