|Understand and be understood|
| To be ready for school, and learn what they'll be taught, children need to be able to understand what other people say to them. They also need to speak clearly so that other people can understand them, too.
Listen to your child as if you never met him or her before. Closing your eyes helps.
Be honest: are there ways he or she says things, or uses special words that only you and the rest of your family understand?
|LET CHILDREN TALK AND LISTEN
TO OTHER PEOPLE ON THE PHONE SOMETIMES.
Listening to other people on TV and the radio
gives them a chance to hear the way other people speak.
Ask them to repeat what someone said
That way they have to listen,
|THERE ARE MANY WAYS
PARENTS CAN HELP CHILDREN
Give your child short messages to deliver for you...
"Daddy wants to know
Ask your child to tell you
"Mommy says they're
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