Lesson One: How We Spend Our Days
In chapter one, you’ll identify your motivation for taking this course and for working with your child. You’ll become aware of the opportunities to practice language learning throughout each day.
Lesson Two: Visuals
Chapter two is centered on visual learning for your child. You’ll gain an understanding of the power of using visuals, what types of visuals are most effective, and how to implement them as a learning tool in your everyday routines.
Lesson Three: Sign Language & Gestures (Part I)
Sign language is one of the most effective ways to enhance early development communication and build vocabulary. In chapter three you’ll learn Power Signs that will reinforce mutual communication and help reduce communication breakdowns.
Lesson Four: Sign Language & Gestures (Pt: II - Beyond Power Words)
In chapter four, you’ll learn signs and gestures for verbs and other common words that can be easily incorporated into your everyday communication activities.
Lesson Five: Language Modeling
Toddlers love examples, hints, and guidance. In chapter five, you’ll learn the six keys of being an effective language model and increase your awareness of when and how often to use these keys when interacting with your child.
Lesson Six: Music (Part I)
Music is not only a fun activity to enjoy with your child, but it also plays a significant role in language learning for toddlers. In chapter six, you’ll:
- Learn the common elements between speech and music
- Recognize how to use elements of music to model language
- Learn how to incorporate music/rhythmic speech into your daily routines
Lesson Seven: Songs (Music Pt. II)
Songs can be bonding and are a great way to make learning words, phrases, and language fun. In the final chapter, you’ll:
- Gain an understanding of the types of songs that support language learning
- Learn how to adapt familiar songs into language learning activities
- Access songs to start implementing into your daily routines