How to Make Connections While Reading with Your Child
Interested in developing your child’s oral language skills?
How about his reading comprehension?
Or, even his metacognition (awareness of one’s knowledge)?
If the answer is yes to any of these questions, then you should start making connections to what your child reads to what is happening or has happened in his life.
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In the parent section of Learning to Read is a Ball I write about importance of making connections. When you make connections between your child’s life to what is read, you are giving him or her a greater chance to understand and learn. Your child can better relate to the events or characters when you connect them to his life. Making connections also helps your child to remember past events, tell stories, and learn and use novel vocabulary.
In this video, I’ll demonstrate how to make connections while reading a few pages from an interactive picture book.
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Kimberly Scanlon, M.A. CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist, an author and a mother. As the owner of Scanlon Speech Therapy, LLC, a unique boutique practice in Bergen County, Kimberly embraces individuality and treats the whole person. Her goal is to spread compassion, hope, and some speech, language and literacy tips one moment, one person at a time. Her first book, My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child’s Language Development and her second book, Learning to Read is a Ball are available for purchase online at Amazon and Barnes and Noble.