Archives for Language Development

Activities to Encourage Speech and Language Development

By: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association offers these age-appropriate ways that parents can engage their young children to help develop speech and language abilities.  Birth to 2 Years Encourage your baby to make vowel-like and consonant-vowel sounds such as "ma," "da," and "ba." Reinforce attempts by maintaining eye contact, responding with speech, and imitating vocalizations using different patterns and emphasis. For example, Read full article »

Help develop language

Below is a wonderful article from Dr Virginia Frisk that outlines how to help your child develop their language skills (in any language!) _________________________________ If your child is late to talk, his speech is not understandable to strangers by the time he is three years of age, stuttering develops, or language development seems to get stalled, there are several ways you can Read full article »

WONDERFUL opportunity for parents!

International School Manila is excited and delighted to announce a free workshop for parents delivered by the renowned communication expert Michelle Garcia Winner on Monday 5th September at 8-10am. Michelle is coming over from the US to deliver a weekend long workshop and then spend two days exclusively with ISM families and teachers. The work of Michelle and her colleagues is often Read full article »

Summer Learning Links

The following links provide loads of fun games that promote summer learning! Reading Links: http://sqworl.com/bhntmh Research links: http://sqworl.com/o2eme8 Writing Links: http://sqworl.com/ziec06 ESL Links: http://sqworl.com/sc9rm4 Keyboarding Links: http://sqworl.com/k18gox Creative Projects Links: http://sqworl.com/husre4 Math Links: http://sqworl.com/6f44tt Spelling Links http://sqworl.com/2b2bba Brain Games (memory, auditory skills, processing, attention, etc.) http://sqworl.com/vlkpjg Enjoy Your Summer!! Read full article »

Brain Rules for Babies!

I know we are not teaching babies here at ISM but I felt this video and website could be useful to parents. John Medina, best selling author of Brain Rules also just wrote another amazing book sheding light on all the current brain research:  Brain Rules for Babies. Please check out his website here and this hilarious, laugh out loud, Read full article »

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Tumble Books

Tumble Books is a huge online resource of books which can be read or listened to online. Many of the books have quizzes and questions afterword to help explore children's comprehension of the book. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Brain Pop

Brain POP is the home of fun learning! This site offers student the chance to explore many aspects of the world around us in a lively and exciting way. To access this students must use the log-in name and password given to them by the school. Please see the LS teacher or classroom teacher for more details.

Dance Mat Typing

BBC School's Dance Mat Typing is THE place to go for the least boring way to learn to touch type! This site takes student's through basic typing skills via a host of fun songs and crazy characters. No passwork required!