Enriching Early Literacy Experiences with Infants and Toddlers

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EELE Post-Test

Post-Test Please complete the course post-test before continuing with the course.  Failure to complete the course post-test will prevent you from completing the course, earning your course completion certificate, and…

EELE References

References Committee on Integrating the Science of Early Childhood Development. From neurons to neighborhoods: The science of early childhood development. Washington, D.C.: National Academies Press; 2000. Dickinson DK. Putting the…

EELE Resources

Resources The following resources are listed to provide additional information related to the practices presented in this course. Language Development Bridging the Vocabulary Gap: What Research Tells Us about Vocabulary…

EELE Wrapping Up

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Wrapping Up Children engage adults and each other in conversation that helps them explain and describe their world. They learn to express their thoughts, feelings, wants, and needs, to problem…

EELE Activity Creating Action Steps to Enrich Literacy

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Creating Action Steps to Enrich Literacy Language development and emergent literacy are critical to success in school and life. The earlier a provider can set the course for this development…

EELE Activity Inclusion Scenario

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Activity: Inclusion Scenario After reading the following story about Kara and her son Phillip, choose two to three inclusion practices that might be appropriate for Phillip. Phillip is Kara’s quiet…

EELE Inclusion

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Inclusion Infants and toddlers with special needs related to language can be successful in a traditional early care and education setting with the help of reasonable accommodations and supports. Making…

EELE Promoting Literacy

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Promoting Literacy It is important to read, talk and play with children daily. A provider who promotes lots of play, reads lots of books, and talks a lot with (not…

EELE Emergent Literacy

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Emergent Literacy The final component of Language Development is Emergent Literacy. Emergent Literacy includes all of a child’s early experiences that contribute to their ability to eventually learn to read.…

EELE Open-Ended Questions

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Open-Ended Questions Open-ended questions have many possible answers. Rather than “Do you think the puppy is sad?” which can be answered with a yes or no, an open-ended question would…

EELE Activity Extending Language

Complexity: Standard

Activity: Extending Language Consider the following sample interaction where an early care and education provider extends the language of toddlers. Afterwards, you will need to record your thoughts and share…

EELE Pre-Test

Pre-Test Please complete the course pre-test before continuing with the course.  Failure to complete the course pre-test will prevent you from completing the course, earning your course completion certificate, and…

EELE Language Components

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Language Components Language is divided into five different components in the Oklahoma Early Learning Guidelines for Infants, Toddlers, and Twos (2011). Let’s review the standards and indicators for Communication Skills…

EELE Culturally Appropriate Practice

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Culturally Appropriate Practice Language is influenced by culture and the way a person is raised. Keep in mind the following helpful tips regarding culturally appropriate practices:  It is important to…

EELE Stages of Language

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Stages of Language Let’s go over the stages of language development for infants and toddlers according to the NICHD Early Child Care Research Network (2000): Sounds Crying, gurgling, and grunts—…

EELE Mastering Language

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Mastering Language To master a spoken language, a child must learn basic sounds, how sounds are combined to form words, how words are combined to form meaningful sentences, what words…

EELE Responsive Care Giving Process

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Responsive Care Giving Process Responsive care starts with the ability to recognize, read, and interpret cues from infants, toddlers, and twos. It is care that responds positively to a child’s…

EELE Responsive Caregiving

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Responsive Caregiving Responsive caregiving involves the creation of safe, structured environments with predictable routines and interesting materials to explore, and sensitive, caring and dependable interactions with consistent adult caregivers. The…

EELE Interactionist Theory

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Interactionist Theory The Interactionist theory is based on Lev Vygotsky’s theory of Psychosocial Development. Jerome Bruner, another American psychologist, expanded Vygotsky’s theory to language acquisition. Bruner proposed it is a…

EELE Social Learning Theory

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Social Learning Theory Research in the 1980s indicated that infants have the ability to differentiate any sound in any language but lose that ability by the end of the first…

EELE Nativist Approach

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Nativist Approach The Nativist approach to language development simply states that we are born with everything we need to learn and use language. This idea began in the 1950s but…

EELE Language Development

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Language Development Early verbal communication between infants often consists of unintelligible sounds. It’s important to let these dialogues play out. These early experiences are teaching babies a lot about communication…

EELE Objectives

Length: 5 minutesComplexity: Standard

Objectives At the end of this training, participants will be able to: Recognize the stages of language development. Define Self-Talk and Parallel Talk and implement both strategies in classroom. Identify…