The next time you read a picture book, magazine or photo album together, ask your child to describe the photos or illustrations. Together, come up with three complete sentences to describe a favorite photo or picture. Tell her that the words she is using are called adjectives. Adjectives describe things and tell us about the things we encounter in life, such as color, size, number, taste, smell, sound and how we are feeling. Give examples using her characteristics or what she is wearing: curly hair, brown eyes, beautiful smile, striped shirt). Then give her the chance to describe you.