Help your child to learn and understand new words by talking about the meanings of words.
Make time to have conversations with your child. Ask them how their day at school was and how their friends are. Encourage them to talk to you and ask you questions too.
Ask open questions like ‘tell me something you liked about today’. To begin with you might need to give them examples to help them answer the questions.
Listening skills are just as important in communicating. Modelling good listening skills yourself will help your child develop theirs. Making sure you listen, acknowledge and respond to what they have said.
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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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