Happy Birthday!

Posted Mar 11, 2015 - 2:00pm

By Gretchen Bright, B.S.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Well, at least it is for me and about 570 million other folks worldwide in the month of March. Birthdays and holidays are a really fun time to incorporate more language with a communication device. Just think of all the fun things we say during a birthday or other holidays!

Even just preparing for the holidays can include some interesting conversations. As we know, focusing on core language means we are focusing on the words that give us the most “bang for our buck”. With Easter (and maybe YOUR birthday) just around the corner, let’s take a look at the words we say during the holidays!

Core words

Take a look at all the words we repeated across activities! This is what we mean when we say core gives you a lot of “bang for your buck”! We can say these same words in our regular day-to-day activities too, like during school subjects, center times, circle time, social groups, out to eat, etc. Core words are experiential. So, use ALL the experiences of life to teach language!


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