(AGES 2 TO 5)
HOW TO DEVELOP THE LANGUAGE SKILLS OF YOUR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN
1. Between ages two and five, children acquire a tremendous amount of information about language.
At age five, the differences between children with different degrees of language skills can be striking. One child may have a vocabulary of four or five thousand words; another child only has one to two thousand. As children make the transition from preschool to kindergarten, one of the best predictors of school success is how many words they know and use.
That is why I made several worksheets to improve the vocabulary of your children.
2. Make reading aloud a part of your everyday routine. Even if you just read for five minutes or less each morning and the same amount each evening, you’ll be exposing your child to a great wealth of new words. Don’t be surprised if you start hearing some of these words slip into your child’s everyday speech. I love to read nursery rhymes for my daughter. I have my favorites here for you to print and read to your prescholer.
3. Encourage creativity. Preschool children get excited about making things. I have several dot to dot, colouring and other worksheets that your prescholer is going to love.
One of the first steps in becoming a successful reader is to learn to recognize the letters of the alphabet. The alphabetic principle teaches that spoken language is represented by written words that are made up of varying combinations of letters, and that these letters and combinations of them make up all of the sounds in spoken language. Attaching sounds to these letters and learning to write them paves the way to successful reading and writing.
On this place we have free handwriting practice worksheets for children learning to write the alphabet
These worksheets are to be printed and traced. Tracing the shape is a great precursor to learning how to print letters. The alphabet printables are a great way for preschoolers and kindergarten kids to practice printing skills.
Why Teach Your Children Nursery Rhymes?
There are many benefits that can be gained by reading nurery rhymes to your children.Here are five great reasons!
1. Nursery rhymes helps the development of literacy.
2. Poetry is an excellent way to teach and reinforce grammar and vocabulary skills.
3. Poetry provides a focus for reading and writing, and helps children learn how to be concise.
4. Poetry supports components defined in brain research such as the importance of searching for patterns, and is an acceptable way for children to express emotions and feelings.
5. Poetry, and specially nursery rhymes, provide opportunities for children to listen for rhyming patterns, an important phonological awareness skill.