Follow Your Child's Lead
A great way to encourage your child to communicate is to follow their lead. This means instead of leading an interaction yourself, let your child lead and then respond with interest to what they tell you.
To do this:
-Be face to face with your child. Be right at there level.
-Wait for your child to start an interaction
-Listen for your child’s message (non-verbal or verbal)
-Respond to your child’s message.