Family Traditions are fantastic for building language skills. Whether you celebrate Hanukkah, Kwanza, Christmas or other cultural festivities this time of year is full of robust language opportunities. The songs, books, foods, decorations and traditional customs families share during the holidays introduce the child to a broad range of new vocabulary concepts and social routines. This is an excellent time to develop the use of greetings and courtesy language as you visit or receive family and friends. This time of year can also be disruptive to a child’s typical routines. Communicating to your child in language they are able to understand about the new events they will experience may help them to adjust to changes in their usual routines.

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