If you are looking for ideas to help your child communicate, don’t miss this post. In it we will tell you how you can help a child to express himself and thus foster that natural desire to communicate with the world around him.

And it is that, even since they are in the womb, communication with children can be stimulated. For example, talking to them, stroking the tummy, singing … actions with which you can feel a little kick in response very quickly.

This is because children have an immense desire to communicate from birth and respond by turning their heads, looking for the source that speaks to them and recognizing the voice with a smile. It is precisely during those first months of age where they will acquire a rudimentary language with which they will try to communicate with the people around them.


Learning by imitation

It is the basic method with which we learn and it is the one that children follow, that they will imitate everything and, after repeating it many times, they will come to internalize it and learn it. Hence the importance of setting a good example.

To help your little one in this regard, you can sit on the floor in front of him, place three stuffed animals that represent familiar animals and make their sounds easy to imitate, such as the cow ( muuu …), the chick ( peep, peep …) And the pig ( oink, oink …). Point to each animal, tell it its name and what noise it makes.


The power of reading

When your little one approaches one year of life, he will begin to enjoy stories, and especially those that are designed for babies, with colorful and striking illustrations. You can read the book to him, listen to what he tells you when you see each drawing and slowly and clearly name what points to or catches his attention.

It’s always a good time to sing

Sing songs to him: at home, in the car, every time you go to do something fun or always when you wake up. It does not matter when! After nine months, you can start asking him to complete a word in the song that he likes the most, such as: “El paya_”… and for him to finish saying “so”.

Nursery rhymes repeated over and over again provide linguistic structure.


Interact with puppets

Use a puppet to interact with your child, bring it closer little by little and let your little one touch it. You can begin to speak through the puppet, which will quickly capture their attention. It is very likely that the child will react first by looking at you and then at the puppet looking for the sound, but he will love the game.

Between six and eight months, children already perceive and respond to the emotional changes they hear.

After nine months, your little one begins to try to articulate the words and when this happens it is very important that you do not imitate it. If you mispronounce a word, repeat it, but correctly.

All these ideas can be put into practice with ease, but above all remember that listening carefully is always the first step in helping your child to express himself.

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