Kids are developing their communication skills and learning how to interact with their siblings and their classmates. Every child should have a proper speaking skills which is an essential life skill in today’s life. At this age, your child may need your help in making conversation with others. Parents should start teaching kids basic communication skills during their early years and help them grow their communication skills. A child with good communication skills will allow them to express themselves clearly and convey their feelings in the right way.
Here are some suggestions for the parents that may help you improve your child’s communication skills.
1.Give your child some time.
Most parents don’t wait for the child’s response and jump quickly to their own answers according to their imaginations. Wait for 5 – 10 seconds for answers from your child. This will give your child some time to choose the words and process what they want to say.
2.Don’t Over Correct Your Child.
If you always demand from your child to sound perfect, especially when they are too small… Please Stop!
The more you demand to sound perfectly from your child, the worst it can get. When they want to speak, interrupting your child can negatively perceive that your child may stop doing it altogether.
Trying to make your child perfect is just like telling someone who cannot cook to cook better.
3.Tell them to make eye contact while talking.
Every child should be able to make eye contact with the person they are talking to. This shows the mark of interest and respect. Looking away or the floor while talking is a symbol of disinterest and contributes to bad manners.
4.Talk regularly with your child.
Kids who face problems communicating with others may not want to talk. Your job is to encourage your child to begin or join in a conversation with you in the home. This way helps your child to feel more comfortable while talking with others also.
5.Have some practice conversations with your child.
Your child may not be ready to face different situations and communicate efficiently in that situation. Try to play some games where you create some scenarios that your child might be most nervous about. These situations may be waiting with some other kids for the bus, sharing the desk with a friend, or sitting with them for lunch. Then practice what your child can say. Change your characters in the conversation and create different scenarios so that your child can think of different responses.
6.Read with your child.
It doesn’t matter what you start to read with your child. What’s important is that you do it together. Reading books will help your child in developing a better understanding of characters, plots, and vocabulary. After you finish the book, discuss the story, characters, settings, and new words that your child may not know.
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