Weekly LENA Talking Tip
This week’s talking tip: Talk out loud about what you’re doing and thinking.
You don’t need to change your routine to do this! Simply talk about the task while you are doing it. Changing your baby’s clothes? Talk about undoing a button, pulling it off, putting your baby down, etc. Taking a bath? You can talk about turning the water on and off and if it is hot or cold. What is that in the tub? “Oh, it’s a rubber ducky! The ducky likes to swim in the water, just like you!” Again, you don’t need to change anything in your everyday routine. All you have to do it talk about what you are already doing!
The Achieve Center blog is written by the professionals who are focused on children's mental health.