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Topic in English: Indirect Language Stimulation
In this activity, I used indirect language stimulation to encourage language development using a simple picture book. Use indirect stimulation in 5 – 10 minute periods, and take it at the child’s pace – don’t bombard them. Speak calmly when using indirect language stimulation.
The strategies I used in this activity include:
1) Read to your child. Sometimes "reading" is simply describing the pictures in a book without following the written words.
2) Choose books that are sturdy and have large colorful pictures that are not too detailed.
3) Identify colors.
4) Introduce animal sounds to associate a sound with a specific meaning: "The cow says moo-moo."
5) Expand on single words. Focus on what the child has said and expand it into a sentence (I.e. If the child says "chicken," you can say "It's a white chicken." If the child says "horse," you can say "It's a big brown horse."
6) Ask your child, "What's this?" and encourage naming and pointing to familiar objects in the book
7) Drop off words that don’t carry meaning if the sentence is getting too long.
8) Don’t worry about grammar for now. Use simple sentences to introduce new words.
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