MAY 9, 2017 | PARKWAY HEIGHTS UMC HATTIESBURG, MS

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As children progress from toddlers to preschoolers, it’s the important adults in their lives – their parents and educators – who make the biggest difference in helping them learn. That’s because a child’s best learning happens during natural, everyday interactions with more sophisticated conversation partners. This session will outline how to create the kinds of quality interactions that best build children’s early language and literacy skills at home and in early childhood settings.

Objectives:

Upon completion of this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the importance of promoting language development in natural, everyday activities and routines.
  2. Describe language expectations for children at different stages of development and with different conversational styles.
  3. Outline how to engage children by following their lead, keeping the conversation going and then adding meaningful, developmentally appropriate language.
  4. Implement strategies to promote language development throughout the day.


Time ordered agenda:


8 AM: CHECK IN


9 AM - 9:30 AM

How children learn language though natural interactions in everyday activities

9:30 AM - 10 AM

Language expectations for children at different stages of language development and with different conversational styles

10 AM - 10:30 AM

How to engage children in quality interactions by following their lead

10:30 AM - 10:45 AM: BREAK

10:45 AM – 11:15 AM

How to keep the conversation going

11:15 AM - 11:45 AM

How to adjust language input for children at different stages of language development

11:45 AM - 11:55 AM

Development of a final action plan for what participants plan to try when they return to their classroom or home

11:55 AM - NOON: CLOSING

SESSION: The Power of Interactions
Fueling early language development through the power of interactions