Get playful. Make up a riddle to encourage interest in and enthusiasm for words. For example, “What do we call that round yummy circle that tastes good with milk? Right! A cookie.” Then have your child make his own riddle for you to guess.
Get silly. Throw in some rhymes. If you pass a cow, call out “Now, cow!” or “Wow, cow!” or even “Bow-wow, cow!” Words are fun to play with, so get in the game!