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December 2, 2021

Holidays are for being with friends and family, eating favorite foods, and thinking about what matters most. These characteristics also make them ideal times for language lessons and learning. Every holiday—across religions and cultures—provides a set of core vocabulary words for young language-learners to explore. And perhaps most importantly, holidays are an ideal time for reading books together and sharing stories—stories about family traditions, current and past holiday celebrations, and people who enhance each child’s life. SLPs can offer communication tips to help families create language-rich holiday experiences and stories.

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