- Vocabulary is key with young children. Use great vocabulary when describing things, especially food. A snack can be many things: good, healthy, yummy, crunchy, round, delicious, savory. Talk about what you're eating and describe the taste, feel and more. It's great for vocabulary, oral language and a fun game to play with young children.
- Puppets (or stuffed animals) are a great way to have fun and use oral language. Your child can have a simple conversation with the puppet, sing a song with the puppet or create a puppet show to make playtime more enjoyable. This will encourage conversational skills, language and vocabulary.