One of the main questions an SLP receives is, “What can I do to boost my child’s language?” As simple as the answer is, reading to our children has immeasurable literacy, social and emotional benefits!
Caregivers can and should start reading to their children as INFANTS! This might seem young but your already triggering a child’s brain to pick up on the nuances of your home language.
Reading face time face with your child allows your kiddo to watch how you pronounce simple and complex words. This improves articulation/pronunciation later in life.
Sitting and reading with your child boosts emotional health and happiness. One on one experiences and play that are rich in language increases relationships between caregivers and children.
SLP Tip: Guide your kiddos fingers to touch pictures while naming items in order to give their language an extra boost. Tactile and auditory experiences increases literacy skills!