Research shows that interactive responsive experiences in real time via video chat enhance even very young children’s language learning.
This means as long as the person on the other side of the screen is interacting with and responding in real time, they are not only staying connected to your young child, but can also have many of the positive impacts of responsive communication.2. When young children interact in person, they pick up communication cues from sight, sound, smell, and touch.
Since video chat only involves sight and sound, help your child to concentrate on those senses.
Repeat questions raised by her far away friend or family member or point out things your child can see and identify.3.
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Gestures, facial expressions, and child-oriented language all help keep babies' attention and nurture their understanding of language.
Many studies have shown that putting a child in front of a television, even when educational videos designed to introduce words and concepts to young children are on the screen, does not produce the same level of learning that face-to-face interactions do.
Have materials at your side – storybooks, musical instruments, your child’s latest artwork or whatever you plan to show the other person so he doesn’t lose interest as one of you scramble to find something. Practice looking at the camera – it is tempting to keep your eyes on your own picture, or the images on the screen – but you really make eye contact when you look at the camera and that is better for interactive communication.2.
Keep very young children engaged with you by playing ‘peek a boo’ – turn the camera away from you, then back to your face – and then sometimes when the camera comes back – you can surprise the kids by showing a book, or toy, or something else that you want to talk about.3.