Use gestures and facial expression to help show your meaning.
Be aware that young children’s understanding is much greater than their ability to express their thoughts and ideas. For example, a child may be able to go and hang their coat up when asked but say only coat up to explain what they did.
Recognise young children’s competence and appreciate their efforts when they show their understanding of new words and phrases (Yes, that is a little flower).
Use language appropriate to the child’s level of understanding.
Stay with the child while they play, taking time to watch their movements and react to their initiations and adding words to describe what the child is doing.