- Ask your toddler many questions! Questioning skills encourage recall, retelling, answering, and conversational skills. Ask easy yes or no questions, but also open ended questions. “Do you want more juice?” “What do you want to do today?”
- While grocery shopping, talk about what you are going to buy and why. “We are buying eggs for breakfast and bread for sandwiches!” Allow your toddler to pick out one new healthy option every week. Toddlers notice everything happening around them and love to explore new things.
- Be descriptive when speaking to your toddler. Label objects, and describe them to your toddler. “A cow says Moo!” “That is a red circle.” “That sign means STOP!”