Module 2_2

Module 2_2

Massachusetts Early Learning Guidelines for Infants and Toddlers

Language Development



1.      Pretest

2.      Read pages 31-43 and 102-118 of ELG for Infants and Toddlers

3.      Breeze presentation

                    PDF of presentation handout view: link

4.      Complete Child Observation

5.      Complete Learning Activity Plan

6.      Complete Language and Culture Questionnaire

7.      Choose one reading from the following:

·         Let me tell you what I want: use of gestures and signs

·         Building Babies’ Brain: learning Language

·         Stories: their powerful role in early language and literacy

·         One language, two languages, three languages, more

·         Bilingual Infants and Toddler Environments: Supporting Language and Learning for our Young Children

·         The early catastrophe: 30 million word gap by age three

8.      Read one website:

·         California Department of Education.  Language development domain

·         Department of Health and Human Services:  Center for Disease Control and Prevention.  Child development.  Resources in English and Spanish, by age and domain.

·         Prieto, Victoria. 2009. One language, two languages, three languages . . . More? Young Children.

·         Stechuk, R.A., Burns, M.S., & Yandian, S.E. (2006, June). Bilingual infant and toddler environments.  The Center for Early Care and Education.

·         Zero to Three. (2010). Tips and tools for brain development.

9.      Link to parent brochure: Talk to me!

10.      Practice with Vocabulary at Study Stack

11.    Complete the Open Step at a Time goal sheet for Module 2

12.     Post Test

Feedback to Google docs to print pre/post scores


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