ABC -- Always Be Chatting
Children learn language by hearing words spoken aloud. "The more you talk with your little one and the more words you use when he is present, the more words your child will have in his vocabulary,” said Renee Mizrahi, a reading specialist and author of "Secrets to Reading Success." Use any opportunity to chat with your child -- when you're feeding her, bathing her or taking her on errands, narrate everything going on around you.
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