As children learn new words to describe an event, they can remember more.

You can help your child increase her ability to recall—starting with favorite memories. Recalling life’s special moments will boost her vocabulary. Plus it will develop her sense of self and time. To encourage early memories and recall, you and your child can:

• Talk about fun times as you and your child experience them together. Give your child words to use later when she tells others about the event.

• Tell a story. Take turns telling someone of a special event or occasion.

• Get artistic. Help your child draw pictures that depict the story of a special day. Talk about how the pictures tell the story.

• Retell family stories. Find new words and expressions to retell a family experience.

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