Thursday, May 13, 2010

What's the best thing a parent can do with his/her child to help language development?

Is your answer, "Read to the child" ? We all know that reading is beneficial, but conversation is the most important thing a parent can do with his/her child starting at birth (perhaps even before). Ongoing, sustained conversation in the home is critical for language development. Of course, reading books to a child helps spark conversations plus it provides opportunity to cuddle, to learn, and to have an enjoyable experience together. So, talk, talk, talk to your baby and come to the library for books to share.