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Let’s talk about books (Part 3)

In my previous blogs, we have explored book types and ways to introduce them to your children from 0 to 24 months). In this blog, we will discuss the same topic for children from 24 to 36 months. As children grow older, they start to gain awareness of their environment. The richer their environment is with interaction, the faster they will develop their language skills. Books play a crucial role to develop those communication skills and prepare them for literacy skills later on. Between 24 to 36 months, children turn from first word users to word combiners. This is the time to talk about feelings, cause/effect of events, discuss what happens next, what happened before, relate it to an experi

Let’s Talk about books! (Part 2)

In the previous blog, we have discussed the importance of books in learning language at an early stage and the different types of books suitable for ages 0-12 months. We have also explored different ways to use these books to develop communication skills in a fun way. In this blog, we will show you how to choose books for children from 12 to 24 months and how to use them to promote the development of words. In fact, it is so fascinating that children’s vocabulary expands from few words to 50 words between the ages of 12 toy 24 months. Choosing short books with real bright pictures that narrate daily activities such as bath time is very important because it helps them generalize words used in

Let’s talk about books! (Part 1)

One of the most common activities that all parents and children enjoy is reading books together. It strengthens their bond and introduces children to whole new worlds they’ve never experienced before. A book is THE LANGUAGE ASSET of all times. It helps boost a child’s vocabulary and diversify it. It widens his/her imagination. How and why we choose a book has a big effect on how much learning children will acquire from this activity. Why not make it fun and beneficial at the same time? How to choose the right book for your child? In this blog and the upcoming ones, we will discuss choosing books by age and language level of the child. It is never too early to introduce books, so for babies (

Fun or Dull Interactions?

During the 12 years of my practice, I have come across different parents playing various roles. They carry a heavy weight of wanting to help their children in whatever way possible. However, sometimes it backfires! They often ask “when will my child progress”? “When will he speak”? “What are the factors that can speed up his communication development”? My answer is always, it depends on each individual child. It is imperative to follow his pace by scaffolding and starting with emerging skills. Moreover, parents play a crucial role in language development. The more they are involved, the faster the progress is. It’s a golden rule in early intervention. On the other hand, one can wonder if the