Developing language skills.
Lots of our work in Nursery revolves around developing children's language skills and parents/carers are vitally important in this. Encourage your children to 'use their words' to explain what they want. Give them a choice between two things so that they have to use words. If they are struggling to pronounce certain words repeat the word correctly after they have said it, so that they can hear how to say it correctly (don't try forcing them to repeat it properly)
e.g. Ask child "Do you want an apple or a banana?"
if they reply "Me want 'nana." Repeat their reply correctly "I want a banana."
If your child is a confident talker encourage them to use 'because' and give reasons for their thoughts and ideas.
Remember all children's language skills develop at different rates.
Talk to your children about what they have been doing in Nursery this week (please refer to our weekly newsletter so that you know what our theme is each week)
Ask them to tell you what they have enjoyed doing, encouraging them to talk in sentences e.g. I like playing with the cars.
Ask them why they liked (or disliked) activities, where they have played, who they have played with.
Share stories together and talk about who is in the story (characters) where they are (setting) what do they think might happen next? Which is their favourite part of the story?