No.1 Most Lifelong Impact Habit You Can Really Instill to Your Child Today While You And Your Child Can Share a Good Time
"It's too early for my baby to read." Maria (a mom of a 3-month-old) said.
Reading to child is important and fun for parents to do
Children are born with the ability to understand language and it is called receptive language. When parents and siblings talk around the newborn, he tries to distinguish the words and sound in order to understand. Even before they can speak they will build a strong vocabulary.
This is the reason that parents are often guided to read to their kids even when they are unable to understand you. Reading to children is not only fun but there are also many amazing benefits for the parents and children.
Reading to infants (0m to 18m)
The common mistake that many of the parents make these days is that they refrain from reading in front of their infants. They think that the right time of reading aloud would be when their kid will be able to understand the words.
They do not understand that it is important for the development of the brain cells to grow stronger. As well as it helps in the development of the brain. Studies have shown that those kids whose parents read aloud to them as infants know more words when they are 2 years old.
Reading to toddlers (19m to 36m)
It is the best experience for the parents when their children ask them to share a book. It helps parents to spend some bonding time with the children that will make their love grow stronger. It will also help the kids to learn vocabulary and make improve their literary skills.
When reading to a toddler you have to make sure that his interest is developed in the book with each page. Look for interesting images and even sounds that will make you kid have some fun. It will be the beginning of education for your children.
Some of the amazing benefits that kids will have from reading aloud are:
Some of the tips that will help parents to start reading are:
Read Aloud is running a National Read Aloud 15 Minutes Campaign. Modern Education Family Childcare supports parents, families, and community Read Aloud.
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Yes. Your baby can learn all languages in this world.
Watch the video by Patricia Kuhl: The linguistic genius of babies and you will be glad to learn about this secret for your future kids.
Don't feel frustrated if your kids missed the golden period of language learning.
Hart & Risley Study about Language Development
You still have a chance until age 3.
Read the article from the famously known Hart & Risley Study about Language Development.
Reading is good for your kids
No more iPad
Go and grab a book from your library instead of your iPad.
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Have you heard about DRDP - Desired Results Developmental Profiles?
Parents know how their children do by heart. And most probably all children are doing great in their unique way. How can early educators support families and share about child's development? California Department of Education and WestEd developed a system for early child educators to follow and show parents and other educators about developmental stages of infants and toddlers.You can see the chart below listed 29 different areas of a child's development. Here is the official page for parents to learn more about DRDP: https://www.desiredresults.us/families.
DRDP (2015) Infant and Toddler View consists of five main domains, i.e. Approaches to Learning - Self Regulations, Social and Emotional Development, Language and Literacy Development, Cognition (including Math and Science) and Physical Development - Health. The above glance is an excerpt from DRDP (2015) A Developmental Continuum from Early Infancy to Kindergarten Entry page 15 of intro, parents who are interested to learn more, you can download the pdf document from the California Department of Education: http://www.cde.ca.gov/sp/cd/ci/documents/drdp2015infanttoddler.pdf
Modern Education Family Childcare - Yerba Buena is first implementing this observation and teaching tool in the program.
After learning about DRDP in the training hosted by WestEd, I think it will be beneficial for children and families in our program. Parents can know how their child's developmental stage better in a full spectrum. I can plan my activities to support different children's needs. - Pyrena
Will my child needs to do a test or an assessment at this young age? How it will look like for DRDP?
It is one of popular questions and concerns from families who learn about DRDP the first time.
After your child is enrolled into our program, your child will receive our attentive care and fun play-based program. Children are natural learners. They are curious. They are interested to learn about everything, such as, the moving objects in front of their eyes, the chatter sounds from surrounding, the movements of their bodies. When they are playing, they are developing their different senses and their bodies.
As an early child educator, we prepare a safe and fun environment for child to experience the world by themselves. At the same time, we observe their development using DRDP. No test, no stress, no extra efforts are required for children, they can just learn in their own pace and style, they can enjoy their infanthood and childhood once in a lifetime.
Not only daily report, parents will have an opportunity to learn about their child's development twice a year after the DRDP is completed. In the parent conference, we will update and share about what strengths and challenges we find out about their child. Parents can talk about their observation or concern, vice versa. Communication is always a key to successful partnership between families and child care program in bringing up a child. Other than regular feedback, parent can share their opinion through annoymous survey: http://bit.ly/drdp-survey. We will review the feedback and improve on the program.