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Communicating with your Child through Language

When I entered as a preschool teacher, I have a student before who doesn’t say any word. She is already 6 yrs old but she could not say a word clearly. When I talked to her mother, only to find out she was diagnosed that she has speech delay disabilities. It was when she was still a little girl, when her own parents don’t talk to her that often. Poor little girl because she did not develop her speech during those years. Every time I talked to her I always let her see my mouth moving, and she starts to imitate it and she even holds my mouth.

Teaching the language to the kids should be given a priority because this one will help them communicating with their peers, siblings, and family. For them to interact and socialize with other kids, and also for them to play independently with other kids.

Here are some ways to teach your child when they are:

Upset

If your child is upset and angry, just talk to them in calm way. Use simple words and phrases for them to easy understand you. Because they could not comprehend at that very moment.

Teach Correct Behavior

For parents who are successful used the language and reasoning to teach their preschooler behavior. In order for a child to know when to used it and where to apply it in the same situation. Parents should be dedicated and committed to teach how to control them selves.

Teach Good Listening Skills

Preschoolers are difficult to make them listening and if they will listen its only for the short span of time. Its not because they are hard headed or just trying to pissed you off. That is normal for their age; their brains are still developing so they can only focus on one thing. If they are playing, no matter how many times you called their name, they would not look at you. Unless they are done playing certain things.

To improve your child’s listening ability, you have to show how to be a good listener. Like if he is talking to you, put down all the things you are doing and listened to him. Make an eye to eye contact. And remind him that’s how to be a good listener. Then once he did that to you, when you called his name you always say “thank you for being a good listener”.

Television as a Medium of Learning for Preschoolers

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One of my toddler’s students could not say a word when he was 2 yrs old. For me I find it unusual, why he cold not speaks any word the least “Mommy” or “Daddy”. I try to talk to his mom, why her son is like that. She told me that her son don’t have any socialization activity social group activities and social and emotion activities with other kids. He is always inside the room and he keeps on watching television. Like the cartoons, movie or any pbs kids show.

The influence of television to children can sometimes create a bad habit. Especially the firs 5 years of early childhood, it is better spent in playing, reading, walking, talking, and painting and crafting, then pbs kids games – in other words these are all doing things together.

However, some parent fined that television is helpful for the growing years of their child. It may be beneficial to their child’s development, but parents should be first selective of what their children are watching. Like programs Barney or any other video learning material that can reinforce the values and principles you wish to develop in your child.

Second, limit your child’s daily view time. You don’t want t create as to your child’s habit so avoid spending too much time on the television. Instead spend other more valuable activities such as playing games, painting, and reading.

Third, you need to watch television together with your child. In that way you can monitor what he/she is watching and you can check and balance if that’s really helpful or not.

Finally, as a mother and parent to your child it always good to set a good example.