Category Archive: Literacy

Preschool Storytelling, oral narrative development

Tell Me a Story: 6 Ways to Improve Your Preschooler’s Storytelling

Photo Credit: Pioneer Library System Being able to tell a story is particularly important for...
Scribbling, Literacy

Let Them Scribble: How Scribbling Promotes Literacy Development

“Mommy, mommy, mommy, look, look, it’s Dumbo!” she says while proudly showing me her...

A Summer Speech Therapy Book: The Very Lonely Firefly

One summer evening, I was sitting in my backyard enjoying a moment of peace and quiet when I...
synonyms and antonyms, shared book reading, vocabulary development

Build Your Child’s Vocabulary with Synonyms and Antonyms

Amazon affiliate links included for your convenience. Vocabulary size is extremely important...
Making Connections: Oral Language & Reading Comprehension

How to Make Connections While Reading with Your Child

  Interested in developing your child’s oral language skills? How about his...
How to Use a Describer Reading Style to Develop Preschool Vocabulary

Vocabulary Development: How to Use a Describer Reading Style

According to research, the describer reading style greatly improves vocabulary acquisition in...
7 Ways to Create a Literacy Rich Environment

7 Ways to Create a Literacy Rich Environment

A literacy rich environment is purposefully designed to stress the importance of reading,...

Ocean Themed Summer Books for Language Learning

Ever since I was a little girl, every summer my family and I vacationed down the shore. Some of my...
How to perform a fun and effective read-aloud

How to Perform a Fun & Effective Read-Aloud: 3 Questions to Ask

As a speech language pathologist who has been practicing for almost a decade I’ve read to many...
Vocabulary Development

Vocabulary Development: Show Enthusiasm for Word Learning

When was the last time you learned a new word? Did you show any enthusiasm? Were you excited...

Help My Child to Read Series: Going on a Picture Walk

Help My Child to Read Series: Going on a Picture Walk In my book, Learning to Read is a Ball I...
Preschool Alliteration Books

Help My Child to Read Series: Preschool Alliteration Books

Help My Child to Read Series: Preschool Alliteration Books What Is Alliteration? As I define in...

Help My Child to Read Series: Preschool Rhyming Books that Will Make You Laugh

Help My Child to Read Series: Preschool Rhyming Books that Will Make You Laugh If Fisher-Price...
Re-reading books develops vocab

Vocabulary Development: Why is it good to re-read the same books to your children?

Vocabulary Development: Why is it good to re-read the same books to your children? They say,...
Emergent Literacy

Help My Child to Read: What is Emergent Literacy?

Emergent literacy is a general term used to describe the behaviors, skills, and knowledge that are...

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