If you have a child who is “stuck” with expressive language progress, chances are, you need to step back and take a look at his receptive language.
In this week’s video I’m sharing tips for working on higher level receptive and expressive language skills for late talkers. These ideas are also perfect for toddlers with receptive language issues and expressive speech delays.
We’re using one of my favorite toys for older toddlers and preschoolers… Lovin’ Family play sets. The accessories provide lots of opportunities for learning to understand and say new words.
Pretend play is important not only for a toddler’s cognitive development, but to target higher level language skills at the 2 1/2 to 4 year old level.
Developing Pretend Play in Toddlers
Play is a developmentally appropriate way to teach ALL of these kinds of language skills including not only what a child says, but how he understands language. A young child must UNDERSTAND new words before he can say those new words!
In this video I’m talking about helping a child learn to follow two-step commands, identify objects by funct, group objects into categories, make inferences and learn gender.