Parents in our third world countries try to teach their children the numbers and alphabets from the books. They feel good when the children produce the numbers and alphabets in their innocent speaking style. However, the recent researchers and educationists take children’s learning in a broader perspective. They believe, toys, and games enhance more productive and authentic learning. For instance, stacking and nesting toys help children to develop ideas about size, shapes, texture, weight, density and distance. If we keep them encouraging, they explore and manipulate in different ways that helps them to enhance their speaking skills. Therefore, we parents must keep the following ideas in mind;
· We must buy or make handmade toys so our children could play and keep speaking about it.
· Allow children to play independently but be there to facilitate them
· Ask open ended questions so they can describe or speak about what they do and why? What they like or dislike and why?
· Focus the holistic development of the children rather than focusing number, colors and alphabets.
It means, if we want to develop children’s speaking skills, we need to provide toys to our children so they can play, enjoy, have fun and speak about it.