Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 16Look for opportunities to demonstrate how words can be used in various situations. Here are three specific examples: 1. If your child grabs something from another child, go to your son or daughter, gently give the toy back, and tell your child, “If you want to see the toy, you should ask, “Can I see your toy?” On a good day, the other child will be willing to share. If not, help your child understand that the toy belongs to that child—then help your preschooler find something else to play with. 2. If you see someone bothering your child or taking a toy away, go to your child and model what he/she might say, “Please stop doing that.” Hopefully, the other child will understand and stop. If not, redirect your little one to play with someone else. 3. If your child seems to really like another child’s shirt, you can help him/her say, “I like your Ninja Turtle shirt.” Use Teachable Moments Look for Social Opportunities Time spent with peers teaches children how to solve problems, share ideas, cooperate with others, and develop conversational skills. Plan activities that give your child the opportunity to play and interact with other children. Arrange play dates. Take your child to the library for story time. Go to the park. 13