During this one-day workshop, participants explore strategies for developing oral language in young children. Participants discuss ways to scaffold and model aspects of rich, mature play to stimulate meaningful and interesting conversations. Additionally, participants practice various aspects of dialogic reading to encourage children to foster language growth through expanded responses, retelling of stories, and expressing and developing ideas. Finally, participants discuss the importance of experiences in drawing, pretend play, and exposure to books in oral language development.
By the end of the workshop, participants will be able to:
• Identify developmental stages of oral language in young children.
• Make connections between oral language development and development of social and literacy skills.
• Use dialogic reading to foster language growth.
• Apply strategies for developing oral language in young children.
• Scaffold and model aspects of rich, mature play to stimulate meaningful and interesting conversations.
• Plan experiences to develop oral language, including drawing, pretend play, and exposure to books.
Pre-K Educators, Instructional Assistants
NUMBER OF PARTICIPANTS: 30
NUMBER OF DAYS: 1