Sharing books together has been shown time and time again to be one of the most beneficial ways to help your child develop literacy skills. You, as a parent, are the most important influence on your child’s learning, and there are so many things families can do at home to help children be successful with literacy.
It is so important to help your children with their language skills throughout their schooling, whether they are just starting school, or entering middle years. When children begin school their language still continues to develop and the stronger their language skills are, the better they will progress, especially with subjects such as reading, writing and spelling.
Talking together with children at pre-school age is vital. At preschool age, rapid growth in speech and language skills occurs and sets the foundations of future learning, literacy, social skills and problem solving abilities.
There are so many benefits to exposing young children and babies to new words and language simply by talking to them. Babies are born pre-programmed to tune into the speech around them and to their parents voices specifically, so it is never too soon to start talking with your baby.
Talking Matters also offers workshops and professional development sessions to assist educators and families in developing their skills in assisting children. Sessions are planned and run at the Talking Matters office during the year. Training sessions and workshops are also possible at your site so please contact us if you would like to discuss this option.
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