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Build Great Communication Skills In Your Child With These Activities

Urvashi Shah
3 to 7 years

Created by Urvashi Shah
Updated on Apr 10, 2018

Build Great Communication Skills In Your Child With These Activities

A toddler learns to communicate mainly by imitating his/her parents, which makes it important for parents to use appropriate communication skills or better language. Since home is considered to be the first school of the child, parents are considered to be the first teachers of the child. If you wish to improve or built great communication skills in your child then you landed at the right place. Communication skills for children can be polished by you, as a parent in an easy manner by following certain tips and tricks, which I will mention in this blog ahead. If you are looking for how to develop communication skills in your child then read on.

How To Improve Communication Skills In Your Child-

  1. Give time:

    Most of the time we do not wait for a person to finish his/her sentence and end up interrupting in between. If you are communicating with your child, the best thing to do is wait at least 5 to 10 seconds for your child to revert to you. This rule will allow your child to seek time in order to what to say. This will prevent stuttering in your child
  2. Don’t over correct:

    The more you demand your child say something right, the worse it may likely get. Over correcting is opposite of how to improve communication skills
  3. Treat your child as a full time communicator:

    You need to talk to your child as he/she is an adult. This means you make eye contact with them, give them time to respond and value what they say
  4. Be a role model:

    If you want to build strong communication skills in your child, you need to have the same in you, as your child will pick up skills from you right from a young age
  5. No TV:

    The less time you allow your child to watch TV, the less he/she will be on it. This will improve your child’s imagination skills and he/she will learn to entertain themselves. This also means that your child will communicate with you more, which will improve his/her communication skills
  6. Reading habit:

    Inculcate reading habit in your child as the more he/she will be exposed to new words, the more he/she will built up good vocabulary, thus, allowing better communication skills to develop
  7. Repeat words often: If you always come up with new words and want to teach your child the same, make sure you keep repeating those words often in various sentences. This will encourage your child to pick them up and use in conversations
  8. Praise your child:

    If you notice that your child is a better communicator, you can praise him/her often, which will encourage them to keep up with their good job

Your toddler is at a developing stage and is likely to learn communication from you. Hence, you can seek this opportunity of early childhood communication development and make the most of it. Here are some toddler communication activities that you can take up with your little one right away-

  1. Read together:

    You can take up a pictorial book that will suit your child’s age and read with him/her. Point out to various pictures and tell your child what it means. Your child will try to understand the same and try repeating the words you say
  2. Encourage details:

    Whatever you come across, point out to your child and explain the description in detail. If you see a bus passing by, talk to your child about the features of the bus, such as the colour, the number of wheels and so on
  3. Puppet show:

    You can buy or make tiny puppets for your toddler, put up a show where the puppets converse with each other. This will allow your toddler to explore his/her imagination and encourage him/her to talk with you
  4. Use complete sentences:

    Whenever you talk to your little one, make sure of using complete sentences. These communication games for toddlers can be played with your little one anytime and anywhere. If your little one is learning to speak, encourage him/her and correct them as and when needed

These are also various communication games and activities for your child that you can take up in order to shape up your child’s communication skills. Some of them are mentioned below-

  1. Presentation:

    You can suggest a topic that will suit your child’s age and ask him/her to give a presentation on the same. This will help you judge the communication skills of your child and allow you to correct him/her when needed. A presentation will help your child gather confidence and develop communication skills on his/her own
  2. Finish a story:

    This is a fun activity, which will not only enhance your child’s communication skills but also polish his/her imagination skills. You can start a story with a few words or a sentence and ask your child to complete the same using his/her imagination. Your child will come up with a lot of ideas and words, which will allow you to help improve communication skills
  3. Extempore:

    Give a certain topic to your child and ask him/her to elaborate on the same. Your child can speak on the same for about a minute or two and gradually you can increase the time as he/she grows older
  4. Telephone:

    Make the children stand in a circle. Whisper a message in one child’s ear and ask him to pass the message to the next child. The message has to pass from one child to another until the last child whispers it back into your ear. Reveal the message that you told the first child and the one you heard from the last child. There are high chances that both the messages will be different
  5. Identify the object:

    This communication game requires five to seven children. Blindfold one child and make him stand in the corner. Select an object that needs an elaborate description for identification. Then, ask the rest of the students to describe the features of the object one by one to the blindfolded kid. The blindfolded kid can ask questions for further clues. The game will help children describe things elaborately

These communication skill activities help you bond with your child and are a great way to teach your child to express himself/herself in a concise and clear way. Encourage your child to improvise on his/her communication skills by playing these games and enjoy the activities in a fun manner

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| Sep 20, 2018

Very much thankful for the blog. my 3 years and 7 months daughter does not communicate at all. Though she sings songs and recites rhymes in her own style. Still she can't reply if anybody any question to her. More, she doesn't follow instructions in home as well as in school. She is little bit hyperactive ( in my knowledge). Please help me.

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| Sep 20, 2018

Very much thankful for the blog. my 3 years and 7 months daughter does not communicate at all. Though she sings songs and recites rhymes in her own style. Still she can't reply if anybody any question to her. More, she doesn't follow instructions in home as well as in school. She is little bit hyperactive ( in my knowledge). Please help me.

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| Sep 20, 2018

Very much thankful for the blog. my 3 years and 7 months daughter does not communicate at all. Though she sings songs and recites rhymes in her own style. Still she can't reply if anybody any question to her. More, she doesn't't follow instructions in home as well as in school. She is little bit hyperactive ( in my knowledge). Please help me.

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| Sep 20, 2018

Very much thankful for the blog. my 3 years and 7 months daughter does not communicate at all. Though she sings songs and recites rhymes in her own style. Still she can't reply if anybody any question to her. More, she doesn't follow instructions in home as well as in school. She is little bit hyperactive ( in my knowledge). Please help me.

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| May 10, 2018

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| Apr 25, 2018

my kiddo converses well,but when he has to do it in school about some particular topics he stays mum and only gigiles

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| Apr 13, 2018

nice and effective too

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| Apr 12, 2018

thank u for sharing this amazing blog.... thank you sooooo much...

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| Apr 12, 2018

Very useful information. almost I tried all the things you said

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| Apr 12, 2018

very useful article..

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| Apr 11, 2018

very useful thank you

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| Apr 11, 2018

thanx 4 sharing dis amazing blog

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| Apr 10, 2018

awesome

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| Apr 10, 2018

very well thought off. Thanks for sharing.

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| Apr 10, 2018

Nice.

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| Apr 10, 2018

Nice ideas!

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| Apr 10, 2018

very good ideas...

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| Apr 10, 2018

very useful

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