Reading to Support Speech and Language Development

Reading is one of the best tools for developing language! But which books are best? We are loving these helpful tips, featured on the blog Playing With Words 365.

Once you get some books, take a few minutes each day to sit down and read to your child. Allow your child the opportunity to point to items on the page. You can label what your child is looking at or pointing to, and talk about the items that peak their interest.

A trip to your neighborhood public library is also an opportunity to expand upon what your child sees and hears on the way there ("the tiny brown dog is barking!"), further enhancing their speech and language development.