Early Childhood Workshop: Beyond Words: How Language Is Crucial to Children’s Development
When : January 23rd, 2019
Where : The Children's School, Stamford, CT
Topics : Early Childhood, Language
Cost : Free
January 23, 2019 • 4 pm
The Children’s School, Stamford
Lydia Soifer, Ph.D., a pediatric language and literacy specialist and the founder of the Soifer Center for Learning and Child Development, will discuss how language is foundational to a child’s life and growth from the moment he or she is born. The rapid advances children make in responding to oral language, from infancy on, will be crucial to their ability to think, communicate and write when they are older. Because language development happens so quickly in the early years, it’s all the more important that teachers understand the power of the language they use with children and be mindful of its impact on the development of a child—emotionally, linguistically, cognitively and pragmatically. Dr. Soifer will illuminate all the linguistic milestones children pass as they mature and talk about how their oral language skills will shape their ability to read and write. This workshop for teachers will be held at The Children’s School, 118 Scofieldtown Road in Stamford, on Wednesday, January 23, 2019, at 4 p.m.