Growing Your Child’s Language Skills around the Holidays

Hi friends! We just wanted to check in and let you all know that we are thinking about you during this incredibly stressful time. The holidays are approaching, and it is a wonderful time to bring joy to your children by partaking in language experiences with them! Whether it is safely going on a trip to the pumpkin patch or staying home and carving pumpkins, so many fun experiences happen around the holidays! Try to focus on activities that you can engage in with your kiddos and “expand” their utterances into longer phrases and sentences. For example, if your child says, “Mom! Pumpkin!” You can expand this utterance by saying, “Yes, the pumpkin is big and orange.” It gives them more to think about and talk about! Even though we are all stressed and tired of this pandemic, try to take time to see the many joys around you and spend time with your kids! Happy Fall!!