Just a quick post today! Since being home with Ariana, I have been reminded of the importance of both Read Aloud and oral language.
Throughout the day, two of Ariana’s favorite activities are reading books and listening to me talk.
I often read books to Ariana before she naps and if she was fussy beforehand the second we start reading books she calms down.
Of course I know that she doesn’t understand the words yet, but she is attuned to both the the sound of language and the pictures.
Here is a video of us reading together! Isn’t she cute??
Her other favorite activity is to walk up and down the hallway of my condo and listen to me talk about all of the things that are there.
It’s like our little field trip ( I actually call it our little adventure!) ..we look and talk about strollers, lights, boots, and elevators and once again the second I start talking and naming all that we are seeing, her fussiness ceases.
I know both of these activities will have huge impacts on her.
This reminds me of the importance of both Read Aloud and language in the classroom.
I would love your thoughts and ideas on both Read Aloud and language and ways they fit into both your teaching and/your parenting!
Until next time,