Thursday, December 5, 2013

Developing Oral for parents


Developing Oral Language with your child

Top Ten Tips for Parents/Guardians


Infants – 1st Class

2nd and 4th Class

5th and 6th Class

·        Listen to what your child is saying/trying to say and respond to contributions

·        Make and maintain eye contact while talking with your child

·        Explain the meaning to words

·        Talk through activities

·        Talk through everyday experiences

·        Involve your child in discussions/plans

·        Ask/Answer questions

·        Teach your child nursery rhymes/songs/poems/raps

·        Develop your child's receptive language by asking him/her to follow simple instructions

·        Assist your child to express ideas in an orderly fluent way

·        Read to your child each night

·        Set aside 10-15 minutes to discuss the day's happenings

·        Encourage your child to express and justify opinions

·        Involve your child in adult conversation when appropriate

·        Talk about the child's favourite T.V. programme

·        Play language games which focus on words i.e. Scrabble, crosswords

·        Encourage your child to talk about experiences with a wide range of people; peers, relations, other adults

·        Listen carefully and clarify meaning 'do you mean/or is this what you mean?'

·        Encourage your child to give reasons for decisions

·        Encourage your child to listen courteously to opinions of others

·        Talk about school topics and assignments

·        Encourage your child to develop a positive attitude to speaking/listening

·        Discuss your child's schoolwork successes/concerns/interests.

·        Respect your child's opinions and feelings

·        Involve your child in adult conversations, when appropriate

·        Help your child to extend his range of words in specialised subjects

·        Encourage your child to listen and respond courteously to others

·        Watch and discuss T.V. news/current affairs programmes together

·        Assist your child to locate information in local library, internet

·        Talk about school topics and assignments

·        Play commercial games that focus on word building