Talking with children helps develop oral language. Including your children in conversations and letting them listen helps to teach them about language. They will develop understanding, comprehension, and vocabulary.
Singing develops language skills by slowing down our words and phrases to help children hear the different sounds. The rhyme, rhythm, and simplicity makes it easy for kids to learn new words and information.
If you have trouble remembering songs, you aren't alone. You can check youtube for some of your old favorites or find some new songs. OR check out any of our Children's Music CDs at the Alvin Sherman Library.
Reading to our children encourages a love of and familiarity with books as well as helping to develop vocabulary and comprehension.
Playing helps teach children how to put their thoughts into words and talk about what they are doing.
Writing helps children become aware that printed letters stand for spoken words as they see print used in their daily lives.