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What Can I Do To Improve My Child’s Communication Skills?

What Can I Do To Improve My Child’s Communication Skills?

It is not uncommon for children to need help with communication skills.

Children have different strengths and weaknesses, and if you are looking to make clear communication one of your child’s strengths, you have come to the right place! Read on for some tips to help your child become a better communicator.

Give Your Child Time To Respond

While many people can’t even wait for others to finish a sentence before chiming in, which is often considered rude. A shy or quiet child may have the exact opposite of this problem. It may take the child some time to process what they want to say. Be sure always to give your child enough time to respond.  

Don’t Over Correct

Children develop differently when it comes to communication. In fact, they may not even be able to pronounce certain sounds correctly until later development points. Demanding a two-year-old speak with the proper pronunciation of a four-year-old will not get your child there any faster. If you make talking and making the sounds of speech a negative experience for them, they may not want to try gain language skills and confidence during critical developmental years at all.

Don’t Rely Totally On Baby Talk  

While it’s only natural to talk to young children in this way, don’t make it the only method of communication. Parents need to prepare their child for a lifetime of communication, most of which will not be spent as a toddler. After nine months, try to limit baby talk and speak with your child in the same respectful manner you would speak with anyone else you care about.  

Put Reading Front And Center

While exposing your children to books at young ages can be fundamental in fostering a love of learning and reading, it is also an essential part of getting them used to correct language structure. This will make communicating both in person and via writing easier for them in the long run. Don’t just stick to books. Have them read shirts, labels, and street signs too!

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Challenge 4 Kids is a dynamic program aiming to support the schools that provide the educational foundation every child needs today and shape young people into the leaders and movers-and-shakers of tomorrow. We utilize L.E.A.D. (Leadership, Effective Communications, Attitude, and Development of People Skills) principles to help your kids grow as individuals and fundraise for your school. To learn more about how we can help your school and your child achieve fundraising success, contact us online or give us a call at (443) 429-4356. To get more fun ideas for your family and fundraising, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Google+, and Pinterest!

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