In the video Critter Connection we asked families during conferences the following question:
What do you talk with your child with at home?
Many studies show that increasing a child’s vocabulary has impact on their reading abilities at school which can lead to many other positive school outcomes. Things we really need help with to make sure our students leave on track for first grade include:
- Have thought provoking conversations with your child (introduce new words, expand on what they say, ask them to tell you the BEST thing that happened today).
- Read aloud and have books all over the house.
- Talk everywhere and as much as you can with your child. Daily conversations with your child can many opportunities for increased vocabulary development.
We would love to gather more ideas in regards to developing opportunities for increasing conversations at home. If you have an idea please comment on this blog or the Facebook post with your child’s teacher name. We will give away “Raising Kids with Care” poster from the Search Institute to the first 30 answers.