The first day of school. The eager expectations of meeting new friends, getting to know your new teacher, finding your new desk. Students encounter a lot of new things that first day of school and our job as teacher is to help them wade through the waters of a day of many firsts.
Ask them follow-up questions. When they tell you something, you can ask for more details. Asking more questions challenges them to think more deeply about what they know and to find words to describe it.
Responding to your questions is one way for them to stretch their language muscle. What did the dragons do? Tell me more about the dragons.
How do you think dragons make that fire that comes out of their mouths? What does your spaceship have inside? What makes your spaceship fly?
Where is your spaceship going? Tell me more about your spaceship. Here are some examples of questions that might lead to less conversation or more conversation: Children usually have a guess already when they ask you a question.
Asking children what they think encourages them to put their thoughts into words and gives them more opportunity to participate in conversation with you. How do you think stars get up in the sky? Children will talk more when they know that you are listening. More talking gives them more practice with language.
When you play it back you can talk about what they said.
Use your phone to take photos of things you have seen and done during the day. When you look at the photos with your child you can talk about your observations and activities. Reading How do children learn to read? When you read with children you begin to open up whole new worlds for them.
Reading allows them to learn about a powerful form of communication and gives them access to all kinds of information. Most children love to share a book with a family member.
Reading to your child is one of the most important things you can do to help them learn to read and to be successful in school. Children are fascinated with signs, labels, instructions, notes, letters, and emails. Learning the many uses there are for reading helps children be even more excited about learning to read.
Early reading experiences for children start with children learning to recognize photos and pictures.
They learn that photos and pictures can be named and talked about. They also learn that stories can be told about pictures in books.Examples of Materials That Can Be Adapted For Therapy a collection of resources by Judith Maginnis Kuster.
The following is one section of Judith Kuster's Net Connections for Communication Disorders and Sciences (urbanagricultureinitiative.com).The internet is FULL of materials that can be adapted to speechlanguage therapy. I love what I get to do for a living! Here are 8 reasons why I love working with children, whether it's in daycare, preschool, or private child care.
More books! After creating the first 26 sets to use alongside Reading the Alphabet, I’ve had requests for more books. I’m creating additional sets. These correlate with my free phonics books..
When I have a large collection, these will also be available for purchase in a bundle pack. Squiggly Line Drawing The squiggly line drawing is an individual activity that can be turned into a cooperative learning activity during the reflection piece.
Basically, you’d take a piece of writing paper with a space to draw at the top. Play the video to see examples of how children are learning about feelings and relationships for ages 48 months (4 years) to 60 months (5 years) followed by a group discussion by parents.
These are extremely easy to make. Although I made myself printable templates to share with you, you can easily make these yourself in whatever patterns with a .