To take advantage of this opportunity, The Communicating Child course provides direction, coaching and practice to foster good linguistic foundations. Advancing your child’s ability to express themselves better helps them to learn higher-order skills as they continue to grow.
The Communicating Child course offers activities to help your child synthesize different areas of communication. These combine listening and observation to help your child come up with stories and ideas. They are coached on how to speak about these ideas systematically and clearly. They learn about the rules and structure of a language through verbalizing the language. The ability to say a language correctly helps them begin to read. As such, The Communicating Child course places a large emphasis on helping your child link the spoken to the written word. Giving the child a link between speaking and reading makes reading easier. Making reading easier increases the probability that your child will like reading, and will want to improve their reading skills. Reading skills are a cornerstone to success in school work.
Art is a form of communication. Expression through drawing, acting, singing and signing are ways your child will begin to communicate abstract ideas. By encouraging and enhancing this type of communication, we build a strong foundation to move your child’s learning to higher forms of communication that uses speech and text. Art also requires the use of imagination and abstract thought. These activities serve as foundations for the next stage of development that is covered in The Thinking Child course.