Stories play an important part in a child’s language and literacy development. The ability to retell stories ties in closely with the ability to write well later on. It also relates to a child’s reading and comprehension skills. Fluent reading relies on predicting skills so the more familiar a…
It’s that time of the year when school reports are being sent and parent teacher interviews are happening. Parents, teachers and kids are thinking about the next school year. If your child is not doing as well as you would like they may have a language based learning problem.
“The newer and broader picture suggests that the child emerges into literacy by actively speaking, reading, and writing in the context of real life, not through filling out phonics worksheets or memorising words.”—Thomas Armstrong (via brightkidsnyc)
“Listen to the mustn’ts, child. Listen to the don’ts. Listen to the shouldn’ts, the impossibles, the won’ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me… Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.”—Shel Silverstein (via optionsoflife)