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Want to bring Literacy into your speech and language activities?!? One great way target articulation and language goals is by picking a favorite book. The options for targeting goals are endless. One of my personal favorites is Mrs. McNosh hangs up her wash. If you aren’t familiar with this one, it’s a very cute and silly story about a woman who hangs up EVERYTHING; starting with her clothes, to her newspaper, and even her dog! This read is great for targeting the /s/ and /sh/ sounds, sequencing events, and even talking about the main character in a story.
by Yovana Miramontes-Risk
It has become a big controversy that children start school too early in their lives. According to a study done by researcher David Whitebread at Cambridge University, it is very important to give children more time to develop before they begin attending school. Also, a huge influence comes from children attending play-based pre-schools.
Education / Inspiration
We all have fond childhood memories of playing. Playing through the recent years however has changed. For example, have you been to a child’s birthday party recently? Where once upon a yester-year we had “pin-tail-on-donkey”, “bobbing for apples”, and piñata wars; they’ve been replaced by kids comparing apps and challenging each other to a multitude of video games. Socialization looks like social media to some. And then we have to rush to the next soccer practice, or adult driven get together.