Monday, July 20, 2015

Oral Language Matters

A couple of short video links worth watching.

Podcast: School Success Starts in Infancy

By Julie Weatherston | Published: March 12, 2012  (5 minutes)
In this show Dr. Lally talks about why we should take a closer look at supporting infants if we want our children to succeed in school. Dr. Lally discusses the critical period of early brain development before a child reaches three years of age and why early support for all babies makes more economic sense than later compensatory measures.


Oral Language and Learning to Read

Kids who hear more words spoken at home learn more words and enter school with better vocabularies. This larger vocabulary pays off exponentially as a child progresses through school. It’s never too soon to start talking to a baby — describing out loud everything that's going on around you. It's also important to listen and respond to what young children are communicating.

Featured partner: National Association for the Education of Young Children      Video: 6 MinutesOral Language





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