Make time to listen to your child talking by turning off the TV or mobile phone. Take the opportunity to encourage discussion - during the journey to and from nursery, whilst on the bus or out walking, in the car, during meal times and bath times.
Show that you are interested in what they are talking about, respond and challenge their vocabulary with questions.
Listen to music together and use household items to create instruments that make different sounds. Spend time enjoying reading stories together with your child every day and ask them to re-tell the story back to you. You may want to think about joining a library.
Sing and listen to rhymes together, encourage your child to make up their own rhymes.
Provide a variety of opportunities for your child to experiment with mark making using paint, pens, pencils, stamps, play dough, foam, sand and use them on a variety of surfaces such as paper, cardboard and material.