linguistics

The Powerful Effects of Reading Storybooks with Your Child

Reading storybooks is one of the most beautiful experiences you can have with your child. If you feel you do not spend much time reading to your child, I encourage you to stick around. Check out the myriad of ways storytime can and will impact your child and their language development.  **Scroll to the bottom …

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The Six Principles of Language Development and Reading Books With Your Child

Thanks to decades of research, we know better now than ever before that language and literacy skills begin developing at birth. That’s right! From the moment your beautiful child breathes their first breath and hears their first words, their brain is set to work in developing skills for understanding.  This post contains the six research-based …

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Phonemic Awareness: First Steps to Learning How to Read

Phonemic Awareness is a term frequently used by educators and professionals in early literacy and reading development. Children who show strong phonemic awareness have the highest potential to begin learning how to read. What exactly is phonemic awareness? I will answer this question and give you ways you can promote your child’s phonemic awareness skills …

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Building Morphological Awareness: Prefixes and Suffixes

Did you know that morphological awareness is a stronger predictor of reading success for children ages 10 and older than phonological awareness? That’s right! There is a shift that occurs during your child’s reading journey where they move away from sounding out unfamiliar words to looking for their most meaningful parts. There is no question …

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