These attention-keeping stories and their free companion activities will equip early learners with skills in vocabulary, concepts, receptive and expressive language, phonological awareness, and early literacy.
- Acquire and master vocabulary and concepts
- Develop and expand receptive and expressive language
- Build phonological awareness and early literacy skills
These durable board books pack a lot of learning with:
- rhyming stories loaded with early vocabulary words
- new, challenging vocabulary introduced in context-rich language
- FREE download of companion activities, music, and pictures for each book
The activities, teaching suggestions, and songs and actions in the FREE downloads stimulate a variety of verbal interactions and greatly enhance the teaching opportunities of the books. Target skills in:
- Rhyme with songs with actions
- Receptive and expressive language
- Receptive and expressive vocabulary
- Phonological awareness
- Transfer of learning outside of therapy
The Vocabulary Stories for Toddlers 5-book set consists of:
In the Kitchen—Ordinary kitchen appliances come to life to explain how they work. Learn vocabulary words like skillet, dishwasher, oven, and more.
Getting Ready for Bed—Pleasant bedtime routines result in sweet dreams! Children learn words like shampoo, towel, pajamas, covers, and more.
At the Library—Children learn all about the library and how to navigate it! Learn vocabulary words like cover, stacks, librarian, card, and more.
My Body's Just Right for Me—This positive story promotes a healthy body image. Learn words like face, arms, short, tall, and more.
Seasons—Seasonal activities help children differentiate spring, summer, fall, and winter. Learn words like windy, blooming, heat, and more.
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- Children of mothers who were storytellers had more positive child outcomes because "they approached reading as an opportunity to have a conversation with their children." (Cady, 2006)
- Vocabulary development is related to school success and influences the achievement gap. Children who start school with limited vocabularies need to be exposed to 8-10 new words per day as compared to children who start with well-developed vocabulary skills. (Scher, 2009)
Vocabulary Stories for Toddlers incorporates these principles and is also based on expert professional practice.
Cady, B. (2006). Storytelling and school readiness. Advance Magazine for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 16(37), 19.
Scher, S.O. (2009). Building a literacy environment—What does it look like? What does it sound like? [PowerPoint presentation]. Frederick County Public Schools, July, 2009. Retrieved from http://www.gsa.gov/graphics/pbs/Building_a_Literacy_Environment_Part_I.pdf