As a child develops, it is important we nurture their communication skills so they are capable of expressing themselves, clearly and confidently, in all aspects and areas of their life.
So, following are the 10 gaming activities that will improve your child’s communication skills : –
1. Pass The Ball Game
Pass The Ball Game is a favourite that kids love.
All you need is some music and a ball. Play the music and ask your children to pass the ball next to him/her then stop it anytime. Now ask your child to answer your question and then pass the ball to the next one.
You will see the difference over time as your child refines their Communication Skills. Very soon your child will be equipped with quick grasping power and quick to answer .
2. Group Story
In this activity, kids learn to listen to other people’s ideas and to be creative with a group. No one is telling them what to do, but they must base their contribution on the last person’s idea.
One person starts a story by saying one or two sentences and then everyone takes turn to continue the story from the last person’s idea. The point is not to say whatever you want, but to build on the previous comments to make a coherent story.
3. The Whisper Game
This game requires 3-4 children and one child begins by whispering a sentence to the next child. Then they have to whisper it to their neighbour and so on until the last child announces the sentence out loud. The first child should write down their sentence so that they can show all other children what they actually said.
This game improves your child’s Listening Skills.
4. Describe An Object
Give a random object that is frequently used by your child either it may be a toy, dress or fruits. Ask your child to describe his/her feelings/emotions on that particular object.
This activity will help your child to gain confidence and get more interest to enhance their vocabulary.
5. Analyzing A Picture
Show a picture and ask your child to narrate a story to you based on the picture.This activity will increase your child’s imagination/creative thinking skills.
6. Blind Folded
In this activity, one child has to be blindfolded and all the other children are provided with an object. And those objects must be familiar to your child. Now ask your child to guess the object while all the other children are describing the characteristics of that object.
7. Clap And Follow
The “Clap and Follow” activity is a great way to practice using your body in conjunction with verbal communication.
Tell your child that this is a game that requires their full concentration. When they hear one clap from you, tell them this means they should stand up. When they hear two claps from the leader, they should hop once in place. When they hear three claps, they should rub their belly. When they hear four claps, they should do a 360-degree turn on the spot.
Listening Skills play a major role in developing Communication Skills.
The repetitive chanting, reading, writing, or hearing of rhymes promotes good listening skills and memory retention, aside from developing speech.
9. Dance Freeze
Tell your child to dance when the music is on and freeze when it stops. It’s as simple as that. It’s a great activity for an attention and listening exercise.
10. Word Building
This game requires children to rhyme. Select one word and everyone needs to write as many words as they can that rhyme with that word. Eg. If the word is “Cat”, answers could be: hat, bat, rat, sat etc.
This is a great word game to help build kids vocabulary and help their language skills.
Q. What are the strategies to help improve vocabulary?
- Develop a reading habit. Vocabulary building is easiest when you encounter words in context.
- Use the dictionary and thesaurus.
- Play word games.
Q. What are some communication activities for kids?
- Play Telephone
- Picture Storytelling
- Identify the Object
Q. How can children improve their communication skills?
- Be a Good Model to your child.
- Repeat Words Often.
- Treat Your Child as a Full Communication Partner.
- Don’t Over Correct Your Child.
Q. What activities can you suggest that will develop effective communication skills?
- Drawn Understanding
- Blindfold Game
- Stand Up for Fillers
- Famous Pairs
Q. How to find a suitable trainer for your children?
Find teachers at your locality who train your child friendly in nature or if you want to go through online, you can check with Innwiser. Go through different profiles and book an appointment or trail session.