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Engaging in Brief Conversation

“The Art of Conversation:  Con (meaning with) Verse (as in poetry)”

  • Give your child opportunities to engage in social interactions with adults and peers such as setting up playgroups with friends and family members).
  • Talk to your child throughout the day.
  • Elaborate and expand on what your child says.
  • Model conversations with adults and peers.
  • Prompt your child to greet people, ask your child questions, describe objects, convey messages, recall experiences.
  • Instruct your child to use language, even if you have to tell him what to say.