Learning how to communicate and form relationships with others is crucial in the development of a child. Although children are constantly increasing their language abilities simply by talking with classmates and teachers, listed below are a few specific examples of how we help children develop their verbal and written communication, or language. The first introduction to Language is letter sounds to start building small phonetic words. The Language area consists of Spoken Language, Enrichment of Vocabulary, Written Language, Reading Classification, Word Study, Function of Words, Reading Analysis, and Interpretative Reading.
- Learning songs and rhymes
- Offering group stories
- Providing an independent reading area and “listening center” with cassettes
- Tracing geometric shapes to increase fine motor control
- Tracing letters of the alphabet with “sand paper letters”
- Sequencing, patterning, matching and memory game