The communication of the child at the age of 2-3 years is experiencing an extremely rapid development. The vocabulary is enriched by the day that goes by, the little one goes to the stage where he forms short sentences and is eager to talk as much with you and those around you. Take advantage of your child's strong desire to learn and help him improve his speech and language skills, with a few simple tricks and methods!
By the age of three, the child's vocabulary should include many words, around 200, and the child should be able to combine them into short sentences. You have enough material to work with to teach him to speak properly and acquire new language skills. Here are the activities that stimulate the development of language at a young age!
Talk to your child daily!
Daily communication is the simplest method by which you stimulate the development of the speech and language of the young child.
It involves the little one in various conversations, from which he has to learn new words, but useful for him. Discuss with him about his daily activities, about the games he loves and ask him questions from favorite stories.
It stimulates the child to talk as much as possible, asking open-ended questions, which ask for broad answers and which encourage him to train his speech.
Read to your child every day!
And daily reading plays an essential role in stimulating speech and developing language in young children. When you read his stories, he is exposed to a lot of new words and information, which he absorbs in his vocabulary and direct speech.
Bring your child closer to the world of books and cultivate a passion for reading. It is the most productive thing you can do in his education, but also for developing his speech.
Daily reading helps the child learn the basics for his age and acquire words that help him express himself better and easier every day.
Play with him as much as possible!
Play is one of the easiest and most effective learning methods by which the child absorbs new information and develops his vocabulary and language.
Learning the common words is made easier when the little one learns them through play and with the help of various toys. The game "speaks" on his language, and with his help, the child not only retains new words and terms, but also understands them, so that he can use them in everyday life.
Teach him to express his emotions and feelings!
Expressing emotions and feelings is an important part of the communication process at this age.
Up to 2-3 years, the child uses behavior to express emotions, feelings, feelings.
For example, when he is angry, he throws and hits things, when he is happy, he shoots you, he runs around. He does these things because he does not yet have the language notions for these states.
Your child is at the age at which he is able to understand that the states through which he passes must be expressed in words and not by impulsive, uncontrolled gestures and reactions. It is the right time to learn some of the basic terms for emotions such as joy, sadness, anger, anger etc. You can do this with the help of role-playing games or cards with expressions and faces that express various states.
Put the songs together!
The little boy loves to listen to the music and hum the songs. He can not learn heavy verses or lyrics, but around the age of 2-3 years, he can hum the simple songs, in a few words easy to pronounce.
He opts for educational songs, which have the role of teaching him simple notions and terms, but useful at this age: songs with numbers, with animals etc.
Join him in kindergarten and organize play meetings!
The integration of the child among other children of his age, but also the enrollment in various courses or workshops encourages him to develop his speech further, because he will be put in the situation to interact with the others.
What do you think are the most useful activities or games that improve communication in 2-3 year olds? Tell us your opinions in the comments section below!
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