This is a heartfelt, sensitive article about talking with toddlers from Janet Lansbury. Communication can open so many avenues to learning, and this article reminds us to take the time to make communication work!
Language development starts right from birth (and maybe before). Encourage all those coos, smiles and strings of babbled consonants by doing a lot of your own talking! Read more from Alice Sterling Honig.
Check out the Story Connection for a list of great storytelling games. Storytelling games are great for car rides and time spent in waiting rooms. Being able to construct a story, add details and share those ideas with another are important early literacy skills!
You might think these great storystarter worksheets are for the writers in your family... but, they are great for pre-writers too! They can add pictures or dictate the story. Just starting out with a topic (maybe something brand new) helps little ones develop their "word organization" and storytelling skills.
Bibliography of Books with Rhyme and Repeated Lines by Judith Kuster - good for kiddos using AAC devices- can be programmed with phrases to enable them to participate in class activities. Pinned by SOS Inc. Resources. Follow all our boards at http://pinterest.com/sostherapy for therapy resources.
a Mouse a Cookie A sparkling musical revue based on popular children’s books, including: “If You Give a Mouse a Cookie” (by Laura Joffe Numeroff). When a boy shares his snack with a hungry, demanding mouse, he learns a hilarious lesson about cause-and-effect.