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 168 Tips! 1. Talk with your child as much as possible, and listen attentively. 2. Expect your child to use words to get what he/she wants. 3. Provide the names of common objects in your environment— as well as things you see together in books, games, TV shows, etc. “That’s a very pretty flower. It’s called a tulip.” 4. Encourage your child to use short sentences and clear speech. 5. Respond to what your child says in a positive, meaningful way. For example, if your little one says, “Look what I did!” you can say, “Wow, I love the way you stacked those blocks!” or “Great job putting your shoes on!” 6. When you’re having conversations, sometimes ask questions. If your child has trouble answering a question, help by providing the words needed. 7. When you or someone else talks to your little one, help your child learn to stop what he/she is doing and respond. 8. Make comments to encourage conversation and the exchange of ideas. For example, “I am so hungry. I think I will have a snack.” or “It is raining outside. I better take my umbrella.” 5