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Language & Literacy

3 tips for better storytime

Reading aloud helps children down the path of lifelong literacy.

4 benefits of nursery rhymes

Nursery rhymes offer many benefits, including furthering children's development of language skills. 

Book Recommendations for Early Childhood Educators

Reading (or listening to) books is a great way to continue learning to learn. We asked our instructional design team to tell us their favorite books for educators. These books are great for parents, teachers, caregivers, and directors.

Building children's Phonemic awareness

Helping children build their phonemic awareness is crucial to their ability to develop literacy skills.

Cut out the noise to support healthy toddler vocabulary development

A new study shows that toddlers have difficulty learning new vocabulary when they are consistently exposed to significant background noise.

Early language and literacy development

During the first three years, children begin language and literacy development, and their exposure to books and stories is especially important.

Facing the most common problems within preschool classrooms

Behavioral problems are common among preschoolers.

How CDA Classes Make Language Learning Fun for Young Children

To encourage language development, here are two fun activities you can use in your classroom.

How do young children acquire language?

Language is not innate, but the ability to learn language is, which is why there are numerous methods teachers can implement in their classroom to help their students learn their first language. 

How to grow better readers

Literacy is still a major issue in the United States. Today, more than 30 percent of fourth graders do not read at grade level, according to data from the National Center for Education Statistics.
New study reveals 2-year-olds with better vocabularies are more prepared for kindergarten
A new study reveals that 2-year-olds with larger vocabularies are more prepared for kindergarten both socially and academically.
Promoting language and literacy development: Ages 3 to 5
Preschoolers develop significantly in regard to language and literacy.
Strategies for building children's vocabulary
We discuss effective strategies for building children's vocabulary and literacy skills. 
Teaching children background knowledge
Equipping students with background knowledge of the world around them will help them as they progress in school.
What you should and shouldn't do when reading aloud in your classroom
Here are a few suggestions for what to do and what not to do when reading aloud in your classroom.