Good Night Gorilla

It’s bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who’s that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin? Excerpted from Amazon Parent Skills you can practice in Goodnight Gorilla Child: Ball (pointing to the ball in the cage) Following your child’s lead Parent: […]

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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

 Parent Skills: OWL: Observe, Wait, Listen Follow your child’s lead Sample interaction: Parent: It’s reading time! Pick out a book. (Wait while the child gets a book and gets settled) Child: Bear (as she/he points) Parent: He looks nice. Child:  Grrrr Parent: Oh yeah, he’s got claws. Pause. Then if child seems finished talking, read the […]

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Make the Most of Books

Just enjoy, don’t try to teach You might think that books help children with language because they learn the words on the page but actually it’s the words off the page that count. It’s the conversation between you and your child about the book the increases vocabulary and understanding. Rather than focus on any single […]

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