This handout created by, Heather Bates, SLP is a highly beneficial means of providing parents/guardians with ideas and suggestions to faciliate language development. Many times parents/guardians don't know how to engage in language rich conversations with their children. This handout will help them become more aware of the everyday activities that can be used to spark language development. Classroom teachers can pass it out at open house or parent teacher conferences as a way to discuss the importance of language in every child's education. Language is the foundation for which all other academic skills are built upon. These handouts may also be used as a summer support to prevent regression of skills over the summer months.