Books For Language are fun reading picture story books. With exceptionally illustrated and playful stories, young readers are exposed to concepts that are basic to improving receptive and expressive language skills:
Understanding basic word meanings
Identifying word meanings with pictures
Learning word associations
Hearing and repeating rhyming words
Using word and phrase repetition to increase story memory
Encouraging formation of words, phrases and sentences to communicate the language they hear
Hello Voice Publications, created by Dr. Laura Wood Alexander, grew from her compassion to provide young children with speech language therapy and for her deep love to write poetry and rhyming poem stories. The stories, relatable to children from prekindergarten to second grade, provide an enjoyable way to focus on speech and language concepts. While researching for her first picture storybook, “The Speechless Chimpanzee,” a story about two African Grey Parrots and two chimpanzees, she learned that African Grey Parrots have large speaking vocabularies. This ability allows them to engage in short conversations with humans. Hello Voice Publications uses the logo of African Grey Parrots to represent the belief; words give voice to language, or to rephrase, words create language. Reading to a child can begin while in the womb as the mother carries the baby. After birth, the baby begins to imitate sounds heard in the surroundings and human conversation. Parents become elated recognizing this new phenomenon as “the baby is talking.” This causes parents to encourage their child to form words from the baby babble as they give meanings to the words. Thus begins the progression of language development. The child slowly begins to form words, phrases, sentences, and to ask questions. As the process continues and enlarges language evolves into communication. Books for Language presents uniquely illustrated picture storybooks in print and electronic format that focus on a particular language skill. In addition, accompanying the books are fun learning resources. These activities can be used as motivators to increase the development of speech and language.
Helps Make Learning Fun
Interactive and Intuitive
Fun Learning Resources
Fun Learning Resources give positive reinforcement to increase language skills through picture sheets and stickers related to the stories. The sheets with stickers as a visual tracker for goals and objectives.
The Parrot Tree and parrot stickers can be used to reinforce basic skills for counting, colors, and rhyming as well as other readiness skills.
The Hop To It sheet and stickers from the story can be used to reinforce any learning concept.
The Language on the Farm sheet and animal stickers provide incentive to remember farm animals and the sounds farm animals make. The sheet and stickers can also be used for fun placement questions: "Does a duck sit on the barn roof?"
The Animals in the Jungle sheet and animal stickers provide language experiences talk about animals are seen in jungles and the environment they live in.
The sheets and stickers can also be used for the concept of size (large/small animals), animal features, and geography for where the animals live.
There are many uses for the Fun Learning Resources with no limits to your imagination for increasing receptive and expressive language skills.
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