Door Of Hope Learning Center
Ways to help your child develop language
We specialize in Reading, Comprehension and Spelling.
Oral language is the foundation for reading. Listening to others talking and trying to imitate what they hear is a child’s first introduction to language. Talking and singing teaches your child the sounds of language. Doing these simple things with them makes it easier for them to learn how to read.
Here are some things you can do to help your child build an appreciation for words and language which will develop their comprehension and help them learn to read:
* Tell family stories about yourself, your child’s grandparents, and other relatives.
* Talk to your child as much as possible about things you are doing and thinking.
* Ask your child lots of questions.
* Encourage your child to tell you what they think or feel.
* Ask your child to tell you about their day – about activities and games played.
* Be patient! Give your child time to find the words they want to use.
* Sing songs, such as the alphabet song, and recite nursery rhymes, encouraging them to join in.
* Play rhyming and riddle games.
* Read to your child as often as possible.
The more we interact verbally with our children, the more their own language will be developed. A good reader is one who loves the activity of communication and imagination.