Do you know a toddler or young child who’s not saying very many words or not talking at all? Are you looking to help but not sure what to do? Then Three Little Pigs 2.0 is for you. Developed by a Speech Language Pathologist it walks you through the pause, prompt and expand strategy that can help promote the growth of language. It takes the guess work out reading and turns story time into a fun and productive read aloud. Children familiar with the original tale are now tasked with helping the forgetful narrator stay on track and tell the story. All you have to do is read it like you would a normal book and use the prompts that are written in to the story.
MIT cognitive scientists have now found that conversation between an adult and a child appears to change the child’s brain, and that this back-and-forth conversation is actually more critical to language development than the word gap. In a study of children between the ages of 4 and 6, they found that differences in the number of “conversational turns” accounted for a large portion of the differences in brain physiology and language skills that they found among the children. This finding applied to children regardless of parental income or education.