Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Nouns Game™

Let’s play The Nouns Game™ with your child of any age today. This talking game is a good way to build your child’s oral language or storehouse of vocabulary and knowledge. You can even talk this activity with an infant! … Continue reading

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TALK to Redirect Negative Energy

Make it a goal today to use your child’s storehouse of language and knowledge to re-direct negative energy. Here’s how. First, introduce or remind your child of this nursery rhyme, “Jack and Jill.” Jack and Jill Went up the hill To … Continue reading

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Teach Your Child to Count in Order Using This Fun Poem

  Let’s explore Jacks and More Jacks. This little book invites you and your child to count and compare some jacks in the “Jacks” game and six characters named Jack in nursery rhymes and fairy tales.Teaching Tip: Counting is a skill that’s learned over … Continue reading

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WOW! Word™ of the Week: FASCINATING

WOW! Words™ are words that, when used in correct context by children during conversation, cause awed adults to pay attention and say, “WOW!” WOW! Words invite children—regardless of natural or learned language abilities—to be confident talkers. Using WOW! Words models … Continue reading

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Building Your Child’s Peaceful Vocabulary

Peaceful People What do peaceful people do? They use kind words. They’re honest, too. They don’t begin to fight or shout. They talk to work a problem out. Instead of acting mean or mad, They talk to say they’re feeling … Continue reading

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Modeling Helps Your Baby Develop a Taste for Books

Focusing Talk™: Modeling the Purpose of all Reading   Reading aloud to children presents a “buffet” of language and knowledge that is full of all sorts of “tasty” words and ideas. One of the best ways to help children “taste” … Continue reading

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WOW! Word Wednesday: MANAGE

  WOW Word of the Week: WOW! Words™ are words that, when used in correct context by children during conversation, cause awed adults to pay attention and say, “WOW!” WOW! Words invite children—regardless of natural or learned language abilities—to be … Continue reading

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Reading Aloud Tip: Changing Up a Favorite Story

Face it. If you’ve chosen well, you’re going to be reading your child’s favorite book or poem or story again and again. So let’s explore more ways the two of you can extend your fun literacy jaunts once you’ve read … Continue reading

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The Sentence Sense Game™

It’s time to play the Sentence Sense Game™. You can play this game wherever you are. You need no tools. Just your child and you! Yes! With practice in playing this game, your child will be learning to make sentence … Continue reading

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A conversation-starter that works with kids of any age

It’s a conversation starter often used by adults to engage children: “What will you be when you grow up?” Read the book “When I Grow Up” (reprinted below) to share some ideas: 1) people grow up; 2) people choose to … Continue reading

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