The Communication Corner: 10 Ways to Encourage Reading in Your Home

We have all heard that it is important to read to your children. As Community Partners with the Read Aloud 15 Minutes Program, we teach Parents to read aloud to their children (ages Birth to 8 years of age) for a minimum of 15 minutes every day. In addition to reading to children daily, Parents can also create a Literacy-Friendly Environment that will help encourage a rich, learning environment at home. Gone are the days of waiting for a child to learn at school. Parents are learning that it is important to create an environment at home that promotes learning and an expectation of success.

 

1. Make sure your child has at least one alphabet book (e.g., Dr. Seuss’s ABC book).

Recently, I found some great, inexpensive alphabet books at a dollar store.

2. Make sure your child has magnetized letters.

These fun letters can be purchased from dollar stores, Target, Walmart, CVS , etc.

3. Make sure your child has crayons and pencils…with plenty of paper.

4. Make sure your child has a quiet and clean spot (cleared surface area) for writing and coloring (desk or the dinner table).

5. Read picture books to your child from Birth.

6. Make sure your child has at least 20 picture books.

7. Make sure your child has flash cards with alphabet and vocabulary words and pictures.

8. Make sure your child sees you reading.

9. Make sure you enjoy the reading time with your child.

Create a lasting memory and enjoy the time…with a smile! Remember to smile 🙂

10. Let your child pick the story and take turns “telling the story.”

It is absolutely okay for children to make up their own story as they are reading the pictures. Encourage your child and tell them that you love it when they read.

This Summer, take the challenge and invest in your Child’s future success!

For a full checklist, go to:

Checklist for Home Literacy-English

 

Also available in Spanish:

Checklist for Home Literacy-Spanish

 

 

 

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La Comunicación Coloque: Anunciar Nuestra Nueva Oficina Terapia Del Habla Kissimmee!

01 de mayo 2013 marcó la apertura de Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, la nueva Oficina de terapia el habla de la Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, LLC en Kissimmee, FL.

“Estamos muy contentos de estar en el condado de Osceola. Esperamos con interés de servir a la comunidad con una excelente voz Pediátrica y de Adultos y Servicios de terapia de lenguaje “, dijo Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, Director Clínico de Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, LLC.

Caitlin y Ana son los principales patólogos del habla y lenguaje en la Oficina de Logopedia Kissimmee y ofrecen la experiencia clínica en el área de Terapia de Lenguaje bilingüe, habla Pediátrica y de Adultos y Servicios de terapia de lenguaje.

Además de la terapia del habla y lenguaje, Pamela Rowe, MA, CCC-SLP, LLC ofrece evaluaciones y terapia en las áreas de motricidad oral, alimentación y deglución Terapia, Lectura, Terapia de Voz y Tartamudez terapia.

La nueva oficina está ubicada en la esquina de Ruby St. y Broadway en el centro histórico de Kissimmee, FL. Las citas se pueden hacer llamando al 407-271-4911.

Visite nuestro sitio web en www.speechorlando.com y www.kissimmeespeech.com.

 

Creativity on a Small Scale

Christin is a 14 year old teen that operates her very own Etsy.com store called christyheartsyou. She creates miniature charms and supplies.

PR: How old are you?
Christin: I am 14 years old.

PR: I understand you are homeschooled, what do you like about homeschool?
Christin: It’s a lot easier to concentrate when trying to get school work done since there are not a bunch of kids talking around you. Also it’s nice to be able to get a break anytime you need to, and not have to ask to get a drink, go to the bathroom, etc.

PR: You are very creative. What does Creativity mean to you?
Christin: Creativity to me means that I can use my imagination to come up with all sorts of ideas to make things that I can be proud of.

PR: Why is it important for teens to get creative?
Christin: I personally think teens should be more creative, because it can actually help them in “the real world” aka when you get older and have to find a job. You would rather hire someone who is creative and come up with ideas rather than someone who doesn’t.

PR: I love that you have your own business. What are some challenges and problems that you have encountered with starting and running your own business?
Christin: Problems that I have encountered are keeping up with supply and demand, producing products that people actually want to buy, and figuring out costs for the items and shipping costs.

PR: What makes you different from other teens?
Christin: I am different from other teens mostly because I see things at stores and think “oh dont need to buy that. I can just make it myself” rather than just buying it.

PR: What piece of advice would you give to teens/kids who want to get creative?
Christin: Just use your imagination, always try as hard as you can, and be proud of yourself!

PR: How many hours a week do you spend working on your creations?
Christin: I spend maybe 20 hours a week making creations.

PR: What motivates you?
Christin: What motivates me is probably when I see the potential in things. I will be making something and think of how better it could be and I try my hardest to make it as best as I can.

PR: Who do you admire?
Christin: I admire my mom! She taught me that I always have to try my hardest and I can’t just do half the work to get what I want.

PR: What do you hope to do in the future?
Christin: I hope to be able to inspire others to be creative!

 

La Comunicación Coloque: Libros Bilingües gratis para padres y profesionales

“El 85% de los estudiantes de 4to grado hispanos leer debajo de los niveles de competencia Los estudiantes que no cumplan con las normas de competencia en el 3er grado tienen cuatro veces más probabilidades de abandonar la escuela antes de obtener un diploma de escuela secundaria.” – De acuerdo con el sitio web de Read Conmigo.

Leer Conmigo.org es un maravilloso recurso gratuito para padres y profesionales para conseguir libros bilingües inglés / español premiados y materiales educativos. Los libros están disponibles para los niveles de lectura de K antes de 5to grado, ya sea para descargar a una tableta inteligente o computadora, o como un libro de impresión que se envían por correo a la casa cada dos meses, de forma gratuita! Recursos para los padres y el maestro, incluidas las directrices de alfabetización temprana, lectura de comprensión consejos, juegos en línea e imprimibles, son fáciles de encontrar en su página web. Read Conmigo traduce en español como “leer conmigo”. La lectura no es sólo una habilidad vital para un niño para aprender, pero se abre a la imaginación a posibilidades ilimitadas! Vamos a compartir el amor por la lectura!

http://www.readconmigo.org/member/welcome

-Kim Stewart, MA, CCC-SLP

The Communication Corner: Free Bilingual Books for Parents and Professionals

“85% of Hispanic 4th graders read below proficiency levels. Students who don’t meet proficiency standards in 3rd grade are four times more likely to drop out of school before earning a high school diploma”- according to the Read Conmigo website.

Read Conmigo.org is a wonderful, free resource for parents and professionals to get award-winning bilingual English/Spanish books and educational materials. Books are available for reading levels pre K to 5th Grade, either to download to a smart tablet or computer, or as a print book to be mailed to the home bimonthly, for free! Parent and teacher resources, including early literacy guidelines, reading comprehension tips, online games and printables, are easily found on their website. Read conmigo translates from Spanish as “read with me”. Reading is not only a vital skill for a child to learn, but it opens the imagination to limitless possibilities! Let’s share the love of reading!

http://www.readconmigo.org/member/welcome

-Kim Stewart, MA, CCC-SLP