Use “STALKING TALKING”
Your child is touching, seeing and walking; Describe it and you are “Stalking Talking.”
By narrating your child’s activities, you are helping him put words to objects and actions. For example, describe your child’s activities: “Junior is climbing up on chair. Uh oh, fell down! Getting up. Junior is sitting. Good Job!” When your child grunts/moans or screams, acknowledge his desires and needs, but be sure to provide the appropriate target word. Model the word again. Let your child know it’s his turn by pointing to him. Turn-taking is a building block when children are learning to engage in conversation.