Ideas for Reading Aloud with Older Children

The Department of Education encourages parents to read aloud to their children 20 minutes a day at a minimum. The idea is to read aloud to them for longer stretches and more often as you are able. It’s also suggested that you continue to read aloud to your children long passed the time you thought … Continue reading Ideas for Reading Aloud with Older Children

Building Vocabulary

Once they are talking, there are many ways to build a child’s vocabulary. Continue giving running commentary – Talk about all the things they are doing and seeing. Be sure to include functional definitions and adjectives. Continue echo expansion – When they say, “more juice,” model back, “you’d like more apple juice, please?” Keep their … Continue reading Building Vocabulary