Speech Therapy Exercise
Using Play to Build Your Child’s Language Skills
Children develop language and communication skills through imitation, play and a process called “joint attention” — when two people focus on an object or event. Collectively, these actions help children practice their social and communication skills.
The activities shared here use play to improve the language, communication and representational skills of young children. But to get the most out of your play sessions, it’s first important to understand the different types of play, and what your role is in facilitating play.