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Supporting Language Development

Posted by: Rhonda February 14, 2017

The Key Role of the Teacher

“Helping children build vocabulary and develop language skills to get what they need and want is a key teaching task in the early childhood classroom,” writes Jennifer Fiechtner. “So many important developmental tasks are tied to children’s ability to access and use language in the right ways at the right time.”

Your impact as an educator is huge. Vocabulary is best developed through meaningful and deliberate interactions about things that are relevant to the individual child. Mere exposure isn’t enough—your relationship with the student is the foundation for successful language learning. Read more.