Are you teaching your child to use words to express their feelings? As you’re out and about, ask them to notice animals, which don’t use words, and see how they express what they want. Does the dog bark or stare at you? Ask them what they think the dog is trying to say.
See what your child is learning
You can help your child learn to communicate with words and in other ways by noticing how animals communicate without words. Use what they notice to ask questions and help them think like a scientist, applying what they see to their own life.