Language Everywhere

Original Post: April 23, 2016

One of the best things you can do for your child is to color their world with language. It’s even better if it’s their language! In our house we have pictures and writings everywhere. It started out with just posting one really good photo I wasn’t ready to get rid of. It has now morphed in to a picture museum. As much as the postings scream “the kids are takiIMG_1755ng over”, my husband and I enjoy seeing how their pictures mirrors their language development. A month ago A. could not draw faces, today she is adding faces, bodies, glasses and a big mouth for her big sister

Great ways to help your kids get creative:

  • always keep paper and crayons handy
  • you can always suggest a theme or topic to create about (i.e., holidays, recent visits)
  • ask you kids what the drawing is about
  • provide details they may add
  • praise them for their creativity
  • post masterpiece for presentations and encouragement

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