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How should I talk to my preschool-age child?

Children at this age speak in full sentences and often talk about past experiences, but they may have trouble putting stories in chronological order. To help and encourage your child’s communication you should ask your preschooler a lot of questions, dig for details, and provide new, descriptive words that your child can use when relating stories.

From Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children by Jennifer Trachtenberg.

Good Kids, Bad Habits: The RealAge Guide to Raising Healthy Children

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