What Can I do at home to help build Expressive Language skills?

Expressive language is the use of words, sentences, gestures and writing to convey meaning and messages to others. 

Expressive language skills include being able to label objects in the environment, describe actions and events, put words together in sentences, use grammar correctly (e.g. “I had a drink” not “Me drinked”), retell a story, answer questions and write a short story. 

Expressive language is important because it enables children to be able to express their wants and needs, thoughts and ideas, argue a point of view, develop their use of language in writing and engage in successful interactions with others.

Check out our infographic: What Can I do at home to help build Expressive Language skills?