“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” ~ Dr. Seuss
Thursday, March 2nd is Dr. Seuss’ Birthday! March 2nd also launches the National Education Association’s Read Across America campaign to celebrate reading!
For a list of book recommendations, click here!
It is no secret that language and literacy skills are two key areas for children’s school and life success. Here are five ways you can help foster language and literacy skills while creating a life-long reader in your child:
- Initiate engaging conversations.
- Identify and describe different objects or actions.
- Use different types of words and grammar.
- Read books frequently and repeat a book multiple times.
- Use a sign or gesture when you’re speaking.
At AppleTree & Gilden Woods we designed a proprietary language and literacy program to enrich our current instruction methods in the area.
The C.O.R.E. Language and Literacy Program was developed to provide a structured and streamlined framework for our on-going instruction in language acquisition and literacy skills. The program begins in our infant classrooms and continues as children progress through our classrooms. Each age group's unique lessons, activities, and vocabulary lists build upon previous lessons from the prior classroom; therefore, children draw upon previous knowledge and expand their understanding of concepts with each stage of the program.
Through vocabulary awareness and supplemental materials that extend learning beyond the classroom and into your home (Pratt's Home Connection and Take Home Readers), your child's language acquisition and literacy skills will grow each day.
Learn more about our C.O.R.E. Language and Literacy Program and schedule your personal tour by contacting your local AppleTree or Gilden Woods Early Care and Preschool. Click here to find a school near you!