Thursday, December 15, 2011

Again, Please!


Learning Objective – Developing Reading Skills
Again, Please!
When toddlers like a poem, a books or a song, they want to hear it again and again. Sometimes that is very boring to the caregiver.

Here are some ideas to make it more interesting and develop reading skills in the children.

Ask the children to tell the story in their own words.

Read the story and let your children fill in words. They probably have it memorized by now.

Select simple stories that the children can memorize and they will become favorites at this age.

Help the children act out the story.

Things to do to take this activity to the next level:
For building confidence:
What story do you like to hear over and over again?

For developing the idea: Let’s look at the pictures and talk about the story.

For moving forward: Can you tell me the story?


Learning Objective – Language Skills

Important Accents

The current brain research says: that young children develop a clear bias for words with first-syllable accents .
With this information, you can help develop your child’s language abilities.

For example, the rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep” is a good rhyme for playing this game. Say the rhyme and put an accent on the first word of each line.

Baa Baa black sheep
Have you any wool
Yes sir, yes sir

Three bags full
Some other rhymes that work well with accenting the first word in each line are; London Bridge, Mary Had a Little Lamb and Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.

Things to do to take this activity to the next level:
For building confidence: Let’s say the poem Baa Baa Black Sheep and make some of the words louder than the others.

For developing the idea: Can you ask me a question and make the first word louder than the rest?”

For moving forward: Can you sing a song making some of the words louder than the others?

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