Verbal and nonverbal effective communication is the foundation of all relationships and it helps us when we interact with other people. Effective communication fosters our relationship with loved ones and it positively fulfills our need for connectivity. Not only effective communication is very important for children to achieve their need for connectivity, but it also helps them to express their feelings more appropriately.

Picture telling is an example of an effective communication exercise that you could do with your young child. Whether you are reading a book together, drawing pictures or simply holding up a picture, ask your child to describe what the people are doing and feeling in that picture. Then ask them what they think will happen next. This type of exercise will improve your child’s communication skills AND help promote your child’s imagination and emotional expression!

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