Let’s Play: Building Language and Literacy into Every Day…
is a Language/Literacy Resource Guide that will help parents know what to look for so they can see the beginning stages of language and literacy development in their young children, both with or without disabilities. Parents will learn how to balance an interest in the young child’s speech with opportunities to develop, use and strengthen the other language systems to support the expansion of early speech efforts.
An overwhelming amount of research now demonstrates that all language systems develop together (“Concurrent Model of Language/Literacy Development”). We cannot separate the literacy community from the social community. This packet of information shows how language, symbols and thinking or cognition develop in interaction. We regret that hard copies of the packet are no longer available however, all of the resources, in Spanish and in English, can be downloaded for free, by clicking on the links provided.
If you are interested in a copy, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Samples of CELL Practice guides:
Talking/Listening (PDFs): Babble On, Who’s Listening?, Listen Up
Reading/Stories (PDFs): Tell Me, Read Again, Being a Storyteller
Drawing/Writing (PDFs): Instant Finger Drawing, Write Right, Art of Writing
Rhymes/Sounds: Diaper Ch-Ch-Changes, Fun Finger Games, Movin’ and Groovin’ Nursery Rhymes
Gestures/Signing (PDFs): Infant Signing Dictionary, Sign a Song, Sign Me Up
This packet was produced with funds from the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Bureau of Special Education through the State Personnel Development Grant, CDF 84.323A, U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education, Office of Special Education Programs.