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Brainy Babies, Terrific Toddlers

Brain Development and Early Languagea and Literacy Development

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Brainy Babies, Terrific Toddlers

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  1. Brainy Brainy Babies Babies Terrific Toddlers

  2. The first five years lasts a lifetime.

  3. It takes a It takes a whole village whole village to raise a child.

  4. pay NOW or pay Later

  5. Why

  6. percent 90 of brain development happens after birth, first 5 during the years of life.

  7. Early Brain Development

  8. What will he be like when he grows up? Will he get along with other kids and be happy? Will he do well in school?

  9. EXPERIENCES sculpt the brain

  10. engages the five senses EXPERIENCES

  11. Windows of opportunity

  12. Stages of Language Learning

  13. Stage One: Discoverer (0-8m) I cry, I smile, I make sounds and I look – Figure out what I mean by hook or by crook

  14. Stage Two: Communicator (8-13m) With sounds, looks and gestures I “talk” to you. Now help me learn a word or two.

  15. Stage Three: First Word User (12-18m) From my mouth the words now pour, it’s your job to give me more.

  16. Stage Four: Combiner (18-24m) I put words together and begin to chat- Converse with me, it’s as simple as that.

  17. Stage Five: Early Sentence User (2-3y) My words and sentences have now grown – I can tell little stories on my own.

  18. Stage Six: Late Sentence User (3-5y) I’ve learned to talk and take my turn. My job now is to talk to learn.

  19. Early Language Development

  20. 0-3 months – crying • 3-6 months – cooing • 6-9 months – babbling • 9-12 months – echolalic babbling • 12 months – first word

  21. 12-18 months • – holophrasic speech • 18 months • – language explosion • (50 words) • 18-30 months • – telegraphic speech

  22. Literacy begins at birth

  23. What is Early Literacy?

  24. Important areas of Literacy Development

  25. Concept about Concept about Print Print

  26. Phonological Phonological Awareness Awareness

  27. Alphabetic Principle

  28. M O P L I N H K Q G E F D J B A C Letter-Sound Letter-Sound Letter-Sound Knowledge Knowledge Knowledge

  29. Vocabulary

  30. ORAL LANGUAGE first

  31. Listening or Reading Comprehension

  32. Understanding of Understanding of Genre Genre

  33. Motivation to engage with text

  34. Ingredients Brain Development to boost

  35. 1. Breastfeeding

  36. 2. Talk to your baby a LOT

  37. The variety and number of words matter

  38. Talking increases IQ

  39. Hold on to your Home language

  40. Children are wired to learn language.

  41. Simultaneous Acquisition

  42. Sequential Acquisition

  43. 3. Hurray for PlAY

  44. More creative Better at language Better problem solving Less stressed Better at memory More socially skilled

  45. FACE Time NOT Screen Time

  46. “Children under two should NOT watch any television/videos and those Between 2-6 should watch no more than an hour or two per day.”

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