• You Can Stimulate Your Five Year Old's Speech and Language by...
     
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    • encouraging your child to use language to express his feelings, ideas, dreams, wishes, and fears
    • commenting on what you did or how you think your child feels; this will stimulate more speech than direct questions
    • Allowing your child to create new, free designs with crayons, pencils, or paper
    • allowing opportunities to learn songs, rhymes or verses from memory
    • continuing to read longer stories
    • talking with him as you would an adult in most instances
    • remembering he/she will still understand more than he/she is able to say
    • talking to your child as an adult in most instances
    • listen to your child when he/she talks to you!