Sometimes, teaching your kids to talk makes both of you bored if done routinely. In all aspect, learning needs to be incorporated with fun. Here are some tips on how to have fun while teaching your kids to talk.
Don’t allow them to play alone, play with them instead.
When playing, let them choose the toys and talk what they are doing. This will help them chance of hearing of words they are using. Try to describe what they are doing with the toys. Furthermore, this will not only enhance their vocabulary but will help him develop his decision-making skills.
Read books with them.
This does not mean literally reading the entire passage in the books. Just by looking at the picture and telling them what’s happening, will help them learn by listening you talking about the pictures. Like the “Winnie the Pooh” book we had for Matt, we just describe the things happening in the pictures helps him identify things and happenings like falling down from the tree, sleeping and eating honey.
Enjoy Nursery Rhymes.
Try to sing often those with actions. Also, when singing, try to pause and let them continue the words. For instance, we just sing “twinkle, twinkle, little….”, then Matt will follow the word “star”. We used this for the entire song and other nursery rhymes.
Furthermore, try learning new words thru singing or rhyming. Matt can already identify the different basic part of the body. We used to teach him the “my toes, my knees, my shoulder, my head.” with complete actions, of course.
Watch Educational Videos.
Like reading books, watch educational videos with them and try to describe what is happening in the video since toddlers are not yet able to understand what the characters are saying. There are many videos available for download in the internet. We like Brainy Baby, Word’s World and Leap Frog instead of letting him watch regular shows in TV. Watching the said video helps Matt learn the ABCs, 123s, as well as the different sounds of animals.
Isn’t it fun to teach kids talk? This will not only make you teach them how to talk but you will learn and understand how you started talking too.