Oral language development lays a strong foundation for kids' learning and future success in life. One of the best things you can do for your child is to talk to them, and encourage them to talk back. To support parents with creating opportunities for talk, we've created this fridge magnet (below) with some ideas of ways to get conversations going, strategies for encouraging your child to solve problems and questions that promote reflection. These questions are best suited for children aged 3 and up, and it is our hope that they will help you strengthen your connection with your child.
If you're interested in finding out about the academic evidence and background for this then you may like to start with 'The Snow Report' and this article from Reading Rockets. Further suggestions for supporting your child's oral language development can be found here.
If you're worried about your child's language development, then this continuum from the Queensland Government can help you understand when to seek help.
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