Language development is tied to cognitive development in young children. With simple activities and lessons, teachers and parents can promote language development and communication. Resources for inclusive classrooms and those with dual language learners offer expert guidance to early childhood educators.
With Read! Move! Learn! by Carol Totsky Hammett and Nicki Collins Geigert it is incredibly simple to bring nature and so much more into the classroom with enriching stories that connect literacy and movement.Movement and Play Literacy Outdoor Learning Language
Just like adults, children experience a wide array of emotions — the difference is that children don’t always understand the emotion, what to call it, or how to properly describe what exactly they’re feeling.Movement and Play Literacy Language Social Emotional
Chinese New Year, also known as Spring Festival, is the celebration of the beginning of a new year based on the Chinese lunar calendar, and it is the most important holiday in China.Movement and Play Art Language Seasonal Learning: Winter
When most people think about sports, they don’t realize how it can be used to promote children’s literacy skills! On the contrary, books that contain stories about sports have the ability to interest that may not enjoy reading.Movement and Play Literacy Language
Books have the ability to transform the lives of those who read them! Reading often teaches children important life lessons, and one of the most important lessons they can learn from reading is the importance of growing friendships with others.Movement and Play Literacy Language Social Emotional
Little ones often have very vivid imaginations. Sometimes their imaginations are so vivid that they have a hard time separating reality from fantasy. There is nothing wrong with this; in fact, a child’s imagination can help them create wonderful stories and ideas and also prompt them to ask questions about the world around them.Movement and Play Literacy Lesson Planning Language
The human body is a wonderful and mysterious thing! As they grow, children often notice how the different parts of their bodies help them with different movements, but they don’t always know the name of each body part that helps them run, throw, play, and learn!Movement and Play Literacy Science Language
Although young learners might not quite understand what a noun is yet, they use them all the time! Nouns are a basic part of speech—a person, place, or thing—and often need to be modified to become plural, with a few exceptions like moose and sheep.Literacy Language
Many educators believe that literacy and movement lessons should occur at different times during the school day; however, numerous studies provide evidence that activities involving literacy and movement provide more benefits when they happen within the same lesson.Movement and Play Literacy Language
Teachers learn to foster effective communication skills in today's diverse classrooms, including students speaking dual languages or those with differing language abilities.
Parents learn how to encourage their children's growing language abilities through helpful tips and activities.
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