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Llynda Fogle

Llynda Fogle

Llynda Fogle is the creator of all of the Preschool Fun Learning products. She is an inspiring educator, a patient and loving parent and grandparent, a dynamic public speaker, and an award winning author and game developer.

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Conversations with Children

Conversations with children promotes the development of langauage and comprehension. Remember it's a two part dialogue-talking AND listening! Here are some strategies to help you help children improve their speech and to help them understand what is being said.

 

April 2010ParentChild

Self-Talk

Talking out loud to ourselves and saying what we are seeing, hearing, doing or feeling is useful for children who are shy about participating and interacting. This models speaking yet makes no demands on the child.
 
Expansions
Repeat what has been said and add to the statements with details that help form a grammatically well-formed utterance. For example, a child says, "baby sleep." The adult responds, "The baby is sleeping." The expansion shows a child that the adult is listening and that the child’s speaking is important and acknowledged.

Parallel-Talk
The adult comments about the actions and play of the child and uses language that is simple in order to model appropriate language. The child does not have to respond.

Asking Questions
Closed Questions:  A closed question has one right answer. It can be answered with a yes or no or one or two words. For instance, ‘What color is this?’  “How many are there?’  “What is this called?”  “Is this yours?”


Open Ended Questions:  Open ended questions ask a child to give more than a one or two word response and have many possible right answers. They give more insight and extend children’s thinking.  To help children  put thoughts into words ask, “Why do you think the little boy in the story was sad?”

  •     To observe: “What do you see, hear, feel? What did you notice?”
  •     To make predictions: "What do you think will happen if you keep adding blocks?”
  •     To think about similarities and differences: “How are these two blocks the same?”
  •     To stretch thinking: “What would happen if there were no cars, trucks, buses, planes?”

 

Check out this helpful workshop on building positive relationships with children.

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Bloom With Encouragement

“I’m so little, don’t you see? Will you take time to notice me?”

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        Every child needs focused attention to feel loved. How often we hear, “Look at me, see what I did, listen to this!”  Encouragement is like the sunshine and water needed to put down the deep roots of self-esteem. 

        We can offer encouragement by valuing and accepting children just the way they are. Different abilities, different ways of learning, strengths, weakness, and changing emotions make no difference in the value or acceptance of a child.

       Judgments and comparisons are not a way of encouraging others. Each child needs to be valued and cherished for him or herself. Individual learning styles, rates of development, and strengths can be noticed and appreciated for the child himself, not a as a measure against someone else. The child’s own judgment of himself emerges as he is judged by others.

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 Welcome to Preschool Fun Learning!

    The growing years for children is full of joys, lessons, hope, disappointment, pride and challenges met. Wouldn’t it be nice to have an owner’s guide for each child? Perhaps this article about our ducklings puts it best.

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Here a Preschool Fun Learning we believe that growing and learning is best promoted through Heart Centered interactions. I’m sure can recall times in your own childhood when you felt like you were loved, that you mattered, and that you belonged. And probably you can remember times you didn’t feel these things. Think about how good it feels to be in a home or classroom where Love is. We can feel special and loved every day when we are positively acknowledged for who we are. We communicate love to each other every moment by what we say, how we way it and what we do. Children can know Love and acceptance by our consistent actions. Your thoughts and words are so powerful!! Each child is creating an image of himself through the feedback he gets from you!

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