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How to practise speech and language skills during play

“Mummy, daddy come and play.”

You know you should say yes to that sweet little face BUT there are clothes to put away, stuff that needs to be filed and you’d really like to drink your coffee while it’s still hot. Let’s be honest play can be really boring for adults.

Independent play is an important skill for children to learn. It helps them to practice problem solving skills, develops their imagination, fosters an understanding of their own likes and play preferences and gives them opportunity to explore learning without structures or boundaries that others may bring to play. But interactive play is such a beautiful opportunity for us to build relationship, model speech and language and practice social skills with our kids as well as develop cognitive and motor skills.

  Read more about promoting your child’s language skills in this article by Kylie Martin.