Talking about a highly requested subject - Speech in Kids.
First of all, I myself went through a tough time, my son learnt to talk only after he was 2 years. So here are some points I followed myself to help speech development.
( #LittleA still has some pronounciation issues, and I am OK with that, I know he will learn in time)
✔ Talk to your child, one of the biggest mistakes parents make is they don't talk to their baby because they don't respond, I did the same- not repeating it this time.
✔No baby-talk: talk to your little one as an individual, this will help is better vocabulary and cognitive development. Making up stories is another thing altogether, don't mix that up with baby-talk.
✔ Describe, describe, describe : our pediatrician always recommended this to us and it really helped. Talk to them about what you see on the drive or from the window or just describe your daily chores.
✔ Encourage your child to talk with other children. Our doc recommended us to enroll him in playgroup and it did help a lot.
✔ Listen, even if it doesn't make sense. The more interested you are in their speech, the more they will attempt to talk.
✔ Ask them to describe what they are doing or what they do to you.
✔ Be realistic in your conversations, fantasy or pretend play is fun but not always.
✔ Sing to your little, helps immensely.
✔ Read, try to read everyday, one of the most helpful activity. I couldn't insist more.
In the next post will share some speech building activities which i followed.
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