Using short sentences & understanding instructions.
Approximately 2-3 years old.
Join us as your child moves from using two words together and understanding simple instructions. Discover how you can give them a boost so they start using short sentences and understanding slightly longer instructions.
The video is divided into 3 main sections.
It’s important to let your child show you how they want to play and interact. Find out how watching and waiting helps you to let your child take the lead in playing and talking – making your interaction fun and engaging for you and your child.
Once you’re following your child’s lead in play it’s time for you to add some language in! This is how your child will learn to understand and use new words and sentence structures. Discover simple tips on how small changes in the way you talk can make big differences to the way your child talks.
This part gives parents practical ideas and activities to try with their child that will really boost talking and listening skills. You’ll learn how to use books in ‘Love Books, Love Learning’ and songs in ‘Songs for Today, Words for Life’ in a way that is specifically aimed at your child’s stage of language development.
You’ll then find 3 further games to play - a ‘Listening Activity’, an ‘Understanding Language Activity’ and a ‘Talking Activity’ – all of which are the types of therapy games that speech and language therapists would use for a child at this stage of development.