Small Talk

How to Develop Your Child's Language Skills from Birth to Age Four

Author: Nicola Lathey,Tracey Blake

Publisher: The Experiment

ISBN: 1615192042

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 336

View: 5054

Give your child the gift of conversation with Small Talk! You are your child's most valuable resource when it comes to learning to talk. In Small Talk, speech and language therapist Nicola Lathey and parenting journalist Tracey Blake demystify the six stages of language learning, from "Pre-Babble" to "Complete Sentences," so you can tune in to what your child is saying—or trying to say! You'll also learn: • Why the babbling stage is so important • How to encourage your baby's first words • Communication techniques to calm your toddler’s tantrums • The truth about pacifiers, baby signing,and the impact of TV on language development • Causes for concern and where to turn for help. Written by experts who are also parents of young children, Small Talk helps you to give your child the best head start by encouraging language and vocabulary development early on. Simply set aside as few as 10 minutes for Small Talk Time every day. With 50 games and activities to choose from, it’s time to start Small Talking!
Posted in Family & Relationships

How to Talk to Your Child About Sex

It's Best to Start Early, but It's Never Too Late -- A Step-by-Step Guide for Every Age

Author: Linda Eyre,Richard Eyre

Publisher: Golden Books Adult Publishing

ISBN: 1429973668

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 240

View: 4498

Linda and Richard Eyre stress that it's never too soon-or too late-to start discussing sex and values with your children, and they've got proven strategies to make it easier. For parents who want to go beyond the birds and the bees talk, How to Talk to Your Child About Sex provides thoughtful, clear, specific guidance on when and, most important, how to help children begin to learn and understand sex, love, and commitment from the most positive viewpoint possible. Preliminary "as needed" talks with three-to eight-year-olds The age eight Big Talk Follow-up talks with eight-to thirteen-year-olds Behavior discussions and guidelines with eleven-to sixteen-year-olds Discussions of perspective and personal standards with fifteen-to nineteen-year-olds
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Raising Confident Readers

How to Teach Your Child to Read and Write--from Baby to Age 7

Author: J. Richard Gentry

Publisher: Da Capo Lifelong Books

ISBN: 0738214191

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 256

View: 2541

Raise a Child Who Loves to Read How do kids really learn to read? And how can you encourage interest in reading and writing from the start? In Raising Confident Readers, based on the five phases of literacy development, Dr. J. Richard Gentry provides fun and easy ways to teach your child to read and write successfully. When it comes to language, the most critical brain growth happens in early childhood. Raising Confident Readers shows you how to activate and accelerate this capacity for learning: The key is to introduce the right activities at the right time. Whether your child is a baby or toddler, in preschool or kindergarten, or first or second grade, Dr. Gentry helps you identify your child’s literacy phase and take the next steps to build writing, reading, and spelling skills. You’ll discover: How your child’s brain learns to read—and why encouraging drawing and scribbling is as essential as reading aloud The best at-home activities to develop literacy early, naturally, and joyfully Recommended children’s books for each phase Strategies for overcoming dyslexia, delayed reading, and other challenges Checklists and a milestones diary to celebrate your child’s progress As your child moves through the five phases, they’ll soon be sounding out and spelling words correctly, reading chapter books independently, and writing creative stories on their own. Complete with samples of children’s writing throughout, Raising Confident Readers is an essential resource to foster your child’s lifelong love of reading.
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How to Really Love Your Child

Author: Ross Campbell

Publisher: David C Cook

ISBN: 1434709647

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 2295

You know you love your child. You attend school events, care for physical needs, and discipline when needed. But did you know that most children, even in loving households, doubt that they are genuinely and unconditionally loved? In Dr. Ross Campbell’s groundbreaking book, he explains the emotional needs of a child and provides you with skills that will help your child feel truly loved and accepted. Using eye contact, affirmation, and spiritual nurturing, you’ll learn to really love your child no matter what the circumstances. The practical applications in How to Really Love Your Child have already helped over 2 million parents around the world show love to their children in a way that can be received and returned, again and again.
Posted in Religion

Early Start Denver Model for Young Children with Autism

Promoting Language, Learning, and Engagement

Author: Sally J. Rogers,Geraldine Dawson

Publisher: Guilford Press

ISBN: 1606236326

Category: Psychology

Page: 297

View: 9545

Supported by the principles of developmental psychology and applied behavior analysis, ESDM's intensive teaching interventions are delivered within play-based, relationship-focused routines. The manual provides structured, hands-on strategies for working with very young children in individual and group settings to promote development in such key domains as imitation; communication; social, cognitive, and motor skills; adaptive behavior; and play. --from publisher description
Posted in Psychology

Small Talk: Bedtime

Author: Nicola Lathey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781447276920

Category: Board books

Page: N.A

View: 5664

Posted in Board books

How to Talk So Little Kids Will Listen

A Survival Guide to Life with Children Ages 2-7

Author: Joanna Faber,Julie King

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501131656

Category: FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Page: 432

View: 9879

"New stories & strategies based on 'How to talk so kids will listen & listen so kids will talk"--Cover.
Posted in FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS

Talking with Your Toddler

75 Fun Activities and Interactive Games that Teach Your Child to Talk

Author: Teresa Laikko,Laura Laikko

Publisher: Ulysses Press

ISBN: 1612435890

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 120

View: 5154

A HANDY PARENT'S GUIDE THAT TURNS PROFESSIONAL LANGUAGE DEVELOPMENT INTO CHILD'S PLAY Are you concerned that your child is not verbalizing? The solution may be as simple as a game. Talking with Your Toddler teaches you how to stimulate speech using everyday play. It makes learning to talk fun and engaging for your child. With proven therapies and easy-to-follow activities, Talking with Your Toddler makes an ideal home companion. - Tips to promote talking throughout the day - Hands-on games that teach new words- Tricks for turning drive time into talk time - Fun ways to promote further practice - Techniques for keeping kids engaged Written by experienced speech professionals, this book’s straightforward approach is equally useful for parents at home, teachers in the classroom or therapists in a clinic.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk

Author: Adele Faber,Elaine Mazlish,Joanna Faber

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451663889

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 345

View: 9047

Details a program for improving communication between parents and children, providing sample dialogues and role-playing exercises.
Posted in Family & Relationships

30 Days to a Stronger Child

Author: Educate and Empower Kids

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780986370892

Category:

Page: 98

View: 3223

Our children are the next great dreamers, educators, explorers, and leaders.It is now, in their childhood, that we give them the tools that shape them, the heart that drives them, and the knowledge that guides them. Our kids face an uncertain future filled with incredible pressures and challenges. They will need to change it, to change their world.And they can do it too! With your guidance and the experiences in this book, our children will not onlysurvivein this world, they will THRIVE! Our kids have qualities that need to be developed and balanced in order to be successful. Each of these qualities can be likened to accounts that arenecessary to live a healthy, balanced, and strong life. That's why we've given you a great way to teach these concepts-physical health, emotional strength, social skills, spiritual balance, and intellectual growth-to your children. We've included activities, discussions, and questions that will empower you to raise a more resilient, stronger child. Enjoy these lessons at your own pace: whether you spend five minutes or an hour, you will connect with your child on a new level. Deeper connectionsfacilitate both learning and bonding, and together you will help your child find their greatness and build a happy, strong life."
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Child's Talk

Learning to Use Language

Author: Jerome Seymour Bruner,Rita Watson

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 9780393953459

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 144

View: 7677

A detailed look at how children learn to use language covers games and play, linguistic reference, the development of requests, and the transmission of culture
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Teaching Kids to Think

Raising Confident, Independent, and Thoughtful Children in an Age of Instant Gratification

Author: Darlene Sweetland,Ron Stolberg

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492602760

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

View: 2789

Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems—they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from—and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.
Posted in Family & Relationships

Learning Through Interaction: Volume 1

The Study of Language Development

Author: Gordon Wells

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521282192

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

View: 7284

A fundamental study of language development from infancy to primary school written by members of the Bristol Study of Language Development research team. Their central thesis is that conversation provides the natural context of language development and that the child learns through exploring his world in interaction with other people.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Ages and Stages

A Parent's Guide to Normal Childhood Development

Author: Charles E. Schaefer,Theresa Foy DiGeronimo

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 9780471370871

Category: Psychology

Page: 240

View: 9216

A comprehensive parent's guide to your child's psychological development from birth through age 10 Written in an engaging, practical style, Ages and Stages offers you the benefits of the most current research on child development, featuring helpful tips and techniques to foster your child's maturation. Charles Schaefer and Theresa Foy DiGeronimo tell you what behaviors you can expect as your child grows and how you can help him or her to advance to the next level of development. They include numerous examples, stories, and activities you can use immediately to positively influence your child's development. The book's structure (divided into four stages of child development--birth to 18 months, 18 to 36 months, 36 months to age six, and six to ten years) allows you to monitor your child's progress, identify the reasons for emotional and psychological differences in siblings, and even determine how your parenting strategies should change as your child grows. * Covers all five areas of psychological health--emotional, cognitive, friendship/relationships, personal growth, and morality * Filled with easy-to-follow Do's and Don'ts, plus fun activities and exercises to encourage your child's development * Helps you assess if and when your child may need professional intervention
Posted in Psychology

Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence - E-Book

Listening, Speaking, Reading, Writing, and Communicating

Author: Rhea Paul,Courtenay Norbury

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 0323087140

Category: Medical

Page: 784

View: 8384

Language Disorders from Infancy Through Adolescence, 4th Edition is the go-to text for all the information you need to properly assess childhood language disorders and provide appropriate treatment. This core resource spans the entire developmental period through adolescence, and uses a descriptive-developmental approach to present basic concepts and vocabulary, an overview of key issues and controversies, the scope of communicative difficulties that make up child language disorders, and information on how language pathologists approach the assessment and intervention processes. This new edition also features significant updates in research, trends, instruction best practices, and social skills assessment. Comprehensive text covers the entire developmental period through adolescence. Clinical application focus featuring case studies, clinical vignettes, and suggested projects helps you apply concepts to professional practice. Straightforward, conversational writing style makes this book easy to read and understand. More than 230 tables and boxes summarize important information such as dialogue examples, sample assessment plans, assessment and intervention principles, activities, and sample transcripts. UNIQUE! Practice exercises with sample transcripts allow you to apply different methods of analysis. UNIQUE! Helpful study guides at the end of each chapter help you review and apply what you have learned. Versatile text is perfect for a variety of language disorder courses, and serves as a great reference tool for professional practitioners. Highly regarded lead author Rhea Paul lends her expertise in diagnosing and managing pediatric language disorders. Communication development milestones are printed on the inside front cover for quick access. Chapter objectives summarize what you can expect to learn in each chapter. Updated content features the latest research, theories, trends and techniques in the field. Information on autism incorporated throughout the text Best practices in preliteracy and literacy instruction The role of the speech-language pathologist on school literacy teams and in response to intervention New reference sources Student/Professional Resources on Evolve include an image bank, video clips, and references linked to PubMed.
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Parenting Matters

Supporting Parents of Children Ages 0-8

Author: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education,Board on Children, Youth, and Families,Committee on Supporting the Parents of Young Children

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309388570

Category: Social Science

Page: 524

View: 8646

Decades of research have demonstrated that the parent-child dyad and the environment of the familyâ€"which includes all primary caregiversâ€"are at the foundation of children’s well- being and healthy development. From birth, children are learning and rely on parents and the other caregivers in their lives to protect and care for them. The impact of parents may never be greater than during the earliest years of life, when a child’s brain is rapidly developing and when nearly all of her or his experiences are created and shaped by parents and the family environment. Parents help children build and refine their knowledge and skills, charting a trajectory for their health and well-being during childhood and beyond. The experience of parenting also impacts parents themselves. For instance, parenting can enrich and give focus to parents’ lives; generate stress or calm; and create any number of emotions, including feelings of happiness, sadness, fulfillment, and anger. Parenting of young children today takes place in the context of significant ongoing developments. These include: a rapidly growing body of science on early childhood, increases in funding for programs and services for families, changing demographics of the U.S. population, and greater diversity of family structure. Additionally, parenting is increasingly being shaped by technology and increased access to information about parenting. Parenting Matters identifies parenting knowledge, attitudes, and practices associated with positive developmental outcomes in children ages 0-8; universal/preventive and targeted strategies used in a variety of settings that have been effective with parents of young children and that support the identified knowledge, attitudes, and practices; and barriers to and facilitators for parents’ use of practices that lead to healthy child outcomes as well as their participation in effective programs and services. This report makes recommendations directed at an array of stakeholders, for promoting the wide-scale adoption of effective programs and services for parents and on areas that warrant further research to inform policy and practice. It is meant to serve as a roadmap for the future of parenting policy, research, and practice in the United States.
Posted in Social Science

Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties: From the Creator of Captain Underpants (Dog Man #3)

Author: Dav Pilkey

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545935458

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 8375

He was the best of dogs... He was the worst of dogs... It was the age of invention... It was the season of surprise... It was the eve of supa sadness... It was the dawn of hope... Dog Man, the newest hero from the creator of Captain Underpants, hasn't always been a paws-itive addition to the police force. While he can muzzle miscreants, he tends to leave a slick of slobber in his wake! This time, Petey the cat's dragged in a tiny bit of trouble -- a double in the form of a super-cute kitten. Dog Man will have to work twice as hard to bust these furballs and remain top dog!
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Kids Talk

Strategic Language Use in Later Childhood

Author: Susan M. Hoyle,Carolyn Temple Adger

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195356793

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 312

View: 3662

Between early childhood and adulthood, language acquisition is succeeded by a bloom of repertoire for managing interaction, a growing sensitivity to the relation of language and society, an expanding ability to wield power through the strategic use of language, and an increasing sophistication in framing speech activities. This book examines a wide range of language practices among school-age children and teenagers, using data from naturally occurring recorded talk and from careful observation of interaction in peer groups. The contributors analyze talk at play, at school, and at work, documenting the growing communicative skills of young people while always focusing on what young speakers themselves do with (and through) language. Theoretical constructs to which the contributors appeal include Goffman's notion of footing and Hymes' communicative competence, as well as multiple characterizations of discourse structure. The chapters show older children as strategic language users, dynamic actors who are often concerned with defining themselves as a distinctive group, different from adults, yet who just as often display proficiency at sophisticated discourse activities that presage those of adulthood.
Posted in Language Arts & Disciplines

Raising Good Children

From Birth Through The Teenage Years

Author: Thomas Lickona

Publisher: Bantam

ISBN: 0307816516

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 464

View: 591

Raising decent, caring, and responsible children is the most complex and challenging job in every parent’s life—and an increasingly difficult one in today’s society. Here is the most authoritative book available on this crucial subject, a valuable and sensitive guide for parents who want their children to grow up with lifelong positive values. Based on fascinating research, this groundbreaking work by psychologist and educator Dr. Thomas Lickona describes the predictable stages of moral development from birth to adulthood. And it offers you down-to-earth advice and guidance for each stage: • Seven caring ways to discipline “terrible twos” • Why your preschooler “lies” and how to handle it • What to do about a four-year-old’s back talk • How to handle your seven-year-old’s endless negotiations about what’s “fair” • Why teens have trouble with peer pressure—and how to help them • How to talk to your child about drugs, drinking, and sex • How to help children of any age reason more clearly about what’s right and wrong PLUS . . . A list of more than one hundred children’s books that teach moral values, and much more. “An excellent book on a vastly neglected aspect of raising children.”—Dr. Fitzhugh Dodson, author How to Parent, How to Father “We have been waiting for a book like this for a long time—a readable work that translates a moral development into parents’ language and experience.”—Dolores Curran, author of Traits of a Healthy Family “Truly integrates a moral development theory into a consistent approach to childrearing. . . Word-of-mouth recommendations from parent to parent may lift it to the level of popularity once held by Dr. Spock’s book on child care.”—Moral Education Forum
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Drive

The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101524381

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

View: 4828

Forget everything you thought you knew about how to motivate people—at work, at school, at home. It's wrong. As Daniel H. Pink (author of To Sell Is Human: The Surprising Truth About Motivating Others) explains in his paradigm-shattering book Drive, the secret to high performance and satisfaction in today's world is the deeply human need to direct our own lives, to learn and create new things, and to do better by ourselves and our world. Drawing on four decades of scientific research on human motivation, Pink exposes the mismatch between what science knows and what business does—and how that affects every aspect of our lives. He demonstrates that while the old-fashioned carrot-and-stick approach worked successfully in the 20th century, it's precisely the wrong way to motivate people for today's challenges. In Drive, he reveals the three elements of true motivation: *Autonomy—the desire to direct our own lives *Mastery—the urge to get better and better at something that matters *Purpose—the yearning to do what we do in the service of something larger than ourselves Along the way, he takes us to companies that are enlisting new approaches to motivation and introduces us to the scientists and entrepreneurs who are pointing a bold way forward. Drive is bursting with big ideas—the rare book that will change how you think and transform how you live.
Posted in Business & Economics