Because winter holidays are generally a pretty big deal they are also a great way to work on functional applicable language skills. I have created a calendar for the #LightTheWorld 2017 event based off the one found on lds.org (HERE) that includes ideas of how to apply each scriptural principle to your day. Read through it, you will be amazed at how many activities are based on being able to communicate and use language (spoken, written, and social).
As you begin traditions in your own home this year take advantage of modeling good language skills. Provide examples of more complete sentences, explain how, why, where, when things are done. Explore tastes, smells, how things feel and sound. There is a whole world out there to share with your child this holiday season!
You can download the file here if you are interested: