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Story Time Resources for October 5, 2019

  • by Kelly Harmon & Randi Anderson
  • Oct. 8, 2019, 10:33 a.m.

This week I selected books and songs that involve using colors to develop descriptive language.  Click here for my slides and links to the songs.  

As children develop language, they are learning to produce longer sentences that include describing words.  They naturally pick up words from books read aloud, songs they sing, and from conversations. These words become concepts in the child's understanding of the world.  The more concept knowledge they have, the easier it is to learn new concepts. We learn by making connections from what is already known to new information. 

Repetition of songs, books, and games help children develop strong brain pathways. You can't read, sing, and talk enough to children!  These also become "I love you" rituals.  Set aside specific times in the day to engage your child in listening to books, singing, songs, and playing listening games.  You might grow tired, but your child's brain will develop stronger pathways every time you engage them in language!  




Kelly Harmon and Randi Anderson

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