reading, rhyming, singing & talking
In this day and age, with both parents working full time, it may seem hard to find time to sit with your child and engage in meaningful language and learning - but is does not have to be! Here are some quick tips for enriching your child's literacy and language development, that you can incorporate into a busy schedule:
- on the way to childcare/preschool, have a nursery rhyme sing-a-long - whilst in the car, play 'eye-spy', with a different sound focus each day - during dinner, talk about the food you are eating - its colour, texture, temperature... - try and read 1 book per night before bed. You do not need to read it word-for-word. You could talk about the pictures or find the words that rhyme!