As a parent of a child learning two or more languages, you can help sustain your child’s ability and interest in using all the languages they hear by being enthusiastic and playful about multilingualism. Here are some suggestions.
In this article, we aim to support teachers by sharing our experiences creating, managing, and sustaining developmentally appropriate opportunities for meaningful talk in prekindergarten classrooms with multilingual learners.
Mary E. Bolt, Carmen M. Rodriguez, Christopher J. Wagner, C. Patrick Proctor
Speech-language pathologists can help teachers understand which communication behaviors are typical for a particular age range and which ones indicate a need for assessment and possibly an intervention.
Early childhood teachers play a key role as children develop literacy. While this cluster does not cover the basics of reading instruction, it offers classroom-tested ways to make common practices like read alouds and discussions even more effective.
Thanks to a nationwide parent education initiative called Every Child Ready to Read (ECRR), an increasing number of librarians are focusing on helping parents interact with their young children in meaningful ways to increase vocabulary development.
Donna C. Celano, Jillian J. Knapczyk, Susan B. Neuman