The Stages of Speech Development: A Proposal

Spread the love Speech development in young children happens in stages. Even before they are able to utter complete words, children make sounds and sound sequences. Slowly but surely, babies start to learn letter sounds and later on form words. Between vegetative sounds and three-word combinations are small yet significant stages that signify developments in … Read more

Teaching Your Child About Phonemes

Spread the love Parents are a child’s first teachers. A parent does not necessarily have to have teacher training to aid their child’s learning process. All it takes is some reading at home, simple activities, and the deliberate effort to teach about letter shapes and sounds. Aside from reading, parents can do some activities with … Read more

How to Help Children Learn to Read Well

Spread the love There is no such thing as “starting too early” when teaching reading to children. It has been said that learning how to read stars even before a child can utter their first words. There is so much that can be done at home to help children learn to read well. Teachers can … Read more

18 Strategies to Help Students Learn the Letters of the Alphabet

Spread the love Are you looking for strategies to help students learn the letters of the alphabet? If so, keep reading. 1. Establish a system of reinforcers, either concrete (e.g., computer time, helper for the day, etc.) or informal (e.g., praise, handshake, smile, etc.), to urge the learner to learn the letters of the alphabet. … Read more

The role of early interventions in improving the lives of children

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

How do genes and environment interact?

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Overcoming adversity

If we want to help children succeed and thrive so that they can reach their full potential, we need to understand their mental, biological, and emotional needs. Join Sean Sanders, Director and Senior Editor for Custom Publishing at Science, as he interviews outstanding researchers in a broad range of fields whose work either directly involves … Read more

Caring for children: Meeting basic needs is not enough

Scientists have identified two ways in which caregivers can support healthy development in children: by providing cognitive and emotional input. Cognitive input, such as exposure to words, music and puzzles, promotes the ability to learn. Emotional input, like hugs and praise, fosters a nurturing and supportive relationship between child and caregiver. If one type of … Read more