The Art of Talking with Children--The Simple Keys to Nurturing Kindness, Creativity, and Confidence in Kids: "From a Harvard faculty member [Rebecca Rolland. EdD] and oral language specialist, an invaluable guide that gives readers evidence-based tools and techniques to communicate more effectively with children in ways that let them foster relationships with less conflict and more joy and kindness."
The ABCs of "rich talk" with a child, according to Dr. Rolland, are to make the sure the conversations are (or include):
Back & Forth
She also explains the importance of things like silence, gesture, and touch in conversations between adults and children.
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