Speech and Language
When children say things incorrectly, model speech for your child by repeating words back to them correctly.
Rhyme is really important, but tricky skills for some children. It can really help with children’s reading, spelling and writing. See below downloadable documents for some useful games to play.
Ø Give children time to process what you have asked and respond.
Ø Use simple language and break instructions down into smaller steps.
Ø Encourage children to answer questions, such as who, what, where, when and why? When reading their books. Encourage them to tell you the story in their own words.
Ø Share books together, picture books can be a great way to learn and extend new vocabulary
Ø Talk about all your experiences in detail, teaching new vocabulary all the time.
Ø Discuss vocabulary in books, making sure the children understand the meaning of tricky words (look them up in a dictionary).
Ø Play lots of games with your child to encourage social skills, such as taking turns and winning and losing.
Ø Use a visual timetable and visual aids to provide structure and routines.