What researchers are finding, however, is that this type of dialog should be extended to everyday life experiences as well. Developmentalists encourage parents to narrate their everyday activities to their child. This can mean talking about anything--how you are washing the dishes or shopping for apples or combing your hair. This language-rich environment helps the child learn language sooner and expand their vocabulary and literacy. The impact these skills can have on a child's future is dramatic. Here's an excerpt from the article that sums it up well,
Words really are power.