Demonstrating for parents how to talk with their babies and toddlers can improve kids’ vocabulary and math skills, new research finds.
It’s one of the most common expressions used in French but also one of the most controversial. A linguist explains why “pas de souci” is no mere English import.
There is something beautiful about African languages carrying science, fictionalised of course, into imagined futures.
One way to help children learn the words they need to thrive academically is by reading aloud from books and news sources that use both narrative and expository writing.
To “warm up” a book, use the K-W-L strategy: Talk with your child about what you both KNOW about the subject, what you WONDER and afterwards, what you’ve LEARNED.
Now, more than ever, we need to share stories that build relationships, community connections and self-esteem, especially with our children.
Research shows napping helps young children learn, as well as enhancing their emotional well-being.
The words used to describe the natural world are dwindling - some are even being hijacked and given modern new meanings.
Stories like ‘Romeo and Juliet,’ ‘Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’ and ‘Jane Eyre’ are still relevant today.
Shared reading has many benefits. Among them, it can help your child develop a bigger vocabulary.
Finding time to read to your children can be hard, but there are several ways you can make sure your child gets the most out of time for reading aloud.
Evolutionary biologists ask very similar questions about species to those asked by linguists about languages.
Parents want to do everything they can to get their kids’ school year off to a good start. Here’s why talking with them is one of the best ways to do that.
There are benefits to shared reading long after children can read to themselves, so how long should you read to your children?
Can disturbed sleep patterns have an impact on a child’s ability to acquire language and vocabulary?
Swearing has often been associated with a lack of intelligence, but studies show that it could be a cleverer use of language than we thought.
When you read to children, they develop abilities to express emotions through language.
Research shows that preschool children take characters from popular television shows and movies and blend them together to create complex oral stories.
Family meals – with lively conversation, storytelling and discussions of books and the tales they contain – feed children’s literacy skills.
Did your child just drop the F-bomb? What can you do?