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"Top 5" is a conversation that involves thinking and sharing you opinion. It is about saying what you think are the best five things of whatever you decide to talk about. Your number 1 is the very best, number 2 is next best, and so on, up to your number 5.
Decide what "Top 5" you are going to talk about - it could be your favourite films, TV programmes, inventions, books, cars or songs. The "Top 5" conversation gives your child the opportunity to develop their thinking, reasoning and confidence in expressing their opinions out loud.
As one year draws to a close, help your child think of their top five favourite books, films, TV programmes, songs, memories of the year, funny things that happened, best goals and so on.
Children gain confidence in speaking through demonstrating their knowledge to others. Chatting and listening to your child will help build their communication skills. Talking about words and their meaning in everyday life will also help build your child’s vocabulary – and your own!
Funny stories are interesting and a good excuse to get your child talking. At mealtimes, each family member could tell something interesting or something funny that happened during the day. Watching TV together can also provide a good opportunity for chat and to discuss what you are watching. Check if your child understands different things they hear and encourage your child to teach you new words and things they have learnt.
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