your child to stop and think, and think things through.
your child to talk more and listen carefully.
reasons for what you say, and ask your child for reasons.
Play words games, introduce new words and increase your child's word power
to your child, and encourage him to read books, comics, magazines, etc.
what she thinks of stories, poems and other kinds of reading.
your child to write stories, letters and personal memos for real reasons.