Much like a sports announcer gives a play-by-play of the action, you can use the Play-By-Play strategy to describe what your child experiences.
This provides your child with the opportunity to hear lots of words. Just how many words do they need to hear in these early years? Research tells us that children who hear 40 million words in the first four years of life develop early conversational skills, learn to read on time, do better in school, and have more communication opportunities in the future.
Using the Play-By-Play strategy will help get you closer to the goal of 40 million words by age four.