Language ability is an important predictor in reading success. Language learning in the Little Learners program improves listening abilities, memory function, creativity, and critical thinking skills. Our language curriculum is proficiency-based and integrates speaking, reading, writing, listening, and cultural activities. Instructional games and task-based instruction encourage interaction and communication in the target language. Authentic oral language and reading practice, including songs, rhymes and folktales, building proficiency and helping children develop a cultural appreciation. The more the young child is exposed to language, the faster he will learn to understand speech and speak correctly. Effective language acquisition is dependent on ample repetition of words, idioms and language structures.
Language employs symbols - words, gestures or spoken sounds - to represent objects and ideas. Communication of language begins with spoken sounds combined with gestures. Children first learn to develop oral language (also known as receptive language) by listening to and understanding what they hear. It is then followed by expressive language wherein they now communicate using words, phrases and sentences.
In Little Learners program, your child will learn to:
- Plays with words, sounds and rhymes
- Uses simple sentences 3-4 words to express needs
- Follows one-step directions
- Answers simple questions with one or two words
- Ask simple questions
- Responds to comments and questions from others
- Listens to stories being read
- Knows that print carries a message
- Recognizes and identifies a few letters by name
- Uses illustrations to guess what the text says
- Imitates act of reading in play
- Imitates act of writing in play
- Uses scribble writing and letter like forms