Photos and pictures provide great support for children as they develop their language skills, both receptive (understanding) and expressive (talking).

1)  Put pictures of your child, family members, teachers, toys, activities, etc. into a child friendly photo album.  Use the photo album to look through with your child.

2)  Place pictures in magnetic photo holders and place the pictures on the refrigerator for easy access.

3)  Make small books about outings your child has been on, using pictures taken on the outing.  These books provide great support to help your child tell/show others about the outing.

4) Help your child make a placemat using stickers or small pictures of words in their vocabulary.  Cover the mat with clear contact paper.  These were made by 19 month old Jack with stickers representing words he knows.
Placemat 1
Placemat 2