Communication Skills & Activities
Communication is basically how your child communicates with you. It may be with body language (cues), facial expressions, gestures, sign or words. It is often separated into speech and language. Speech is how clearly your child talks to you and others. Language is further divided into receptive and expressive language. Receptive language is your child’s ability to understand others as they are talking (such as following directions). Expressive language includes the words your child uses to express himself/herself (expressing wants, answering questions, etc.). You can promote children’s language development by talking with them face-to-face, describing what you are doing, describing what they are doing, giving them simple directions to follow, and expanding on what they are already saying.
Promote your child’s language development by talking with her face-to-face.