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Developing oral language

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SCOIL MHUIRE ABBEYLEIX
SCHOOL SELF EVALUATION PROGRAMME



DEVELOPING ORAL LANGUAGE WITH YOUR CHILD
TOP TEN TIPS FOR PARENTS/GUARDIANS


INFANTS TO 1ST CLASS

  • Listen to what your child is saying/trying to say and respond to contributions
  • Make and maintain eye contact while talking with your child
  • Explain the meaning of words
  • Talk through activities
  • Talk through everyday experiences
  • Involve your child in discussions/plans
  • Ask/answer questions
  • Teach your child nursery rhymes/songs/poems/raps
  • Develop your childs receptive language by asking him/her to follow simple instructions
  • Assist your child to express ideas in an orderly fluent way
  • Read to your child each night


2ND - 4TH CLASS

  • Set aside 10/15 minutes to discuss the day's happenings
  • Encourage your child to express and justify opinions
  • Involve your child in adult conversation when appropriate
  • Talk about the child's favourite tv programme
  • Play language games which focus on words, scrabble, crosswords.
  • Encourage your child to talk about experiences with a wide range of people; peers, relations, other adults.
  • Listen carefully and clarify means "do you mean/or is this what you mean"
  • Encourage your child to give reasons for decisions
  • Encourage your child to listen courteously to the opinions of others
  • Talk about school topics and assignments


5TH AND 6TH CLASS

  • Encourage your child to develop a positive attitude to speaking/listening
  • Discuss your child's school work, successes/concerns/interests.
  • Respect your childs opinions and feelings
  • Involve your child in adult conversations where appropriate
  • Help your child to extend his range of words in specialised subjects
  • Encourage your child to listen and respond courteously to others.
  • Watch and discuss TV news/current affairs programmes together
  • Assist your child to locate information in local library/internet.
  • Talk about school topics and assignments
  • Play commercial games that focus on word building




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