Listen to this informative CELLcast to discover why private speech can be a useful tool for your child and for ways to encourage the use of private speech.
Adventure In A Box
A shoebox full of crayons, markers, pencils, and paper not only makes writing a special event for preschoolers, but sparks imaginations as well!
Listen to this informative CELLcast to learn about the benefits of verbal play.
Delighting in Writing
The practice of early writing is based on research showing how
children ages 3 to 5 can use drawings and symbols to express thoughts, feelings and ideas; print or copy their first name; and use letter-like shapes to write words or ideas. When given opportunities, young children actively construct meaningful pictures and stories using written symbols.
Read It Again
Preschoolers love to hear their favorite story read over and over again. Matching letters to sounds and learning new words are just two of the many benefits of repeated readings.
Wired To Read
This CELLcast provides parents of preschoolers with ideas on how to incorporate computer technology into early literacy learning opportunities.
What are those letters and symbols all over your preschooler’s drawings and papers? This CELLcast provides information on the benefits of inventive spelling.
This CELLcast illustrates fun ways to help your child make the letter/sound connection; an important step towards learning how to read and spell.
Read with Me
This CELLcast illustrates just a few of the many early literacy learning opportunities that can be found during story time with your preschooler.
A is for Apple
There are many ways to help your child connect a picture of something with the first letter of its name. For example, a book might have a picture of a lion and a big letter L on a page. This can help a child connect the picture with the letter and with
the Lll sound he hears when you read the word “lion” to him. Reading and sharing books with your preschooler is a great time to label objects and talk about letter sounds.
Wacky Word Games
A playful attitude makes gaining listening and language skills fun for preschoolers. Your young child will delight in the same wacky word games that have appealed to children for generations. You can also invent new ones together.