Improve literacy: Talk to your babies, toddlers, kids
Thursday, July 30, 2009
It's easy to forgive parents for feeling exhausted when faced with all the options to help improve their toddlers' literacy and language development before school: Think everything from flash cards to Baby Einstein DVDs.
But there's one thing that's so easy parents can do it any time, any place for free and kids will love it: Talk to them and give their fledgling words your full attention
Inviting children to express their thoughts is a huge stepping stone to literacy, says Trish Main, a learning initiatives teacher with the Greater Victoria School District. Read more in Canada's National Post online.