|English||On The Go||2 MB|
|Spanish||On The Go||1 MB|
|Somali||On The Go||1 MB|
|Russian||On The Go||1 MB|
|Vietnamese||On The Go||1 MB|
|Mandarin||On The Go||2 MB|
|Burmese||On The Go||1 MB|
Support for Language is the Key --
Free, reproducible language and early literacy activities.
The "On the Go" materials include 14 activities designed to be used outside the home: in the car, while walking, during bus rides, etc. The activities encourage early language and literacy development from birth through preschool. They are appropriate for children with disabilities as well as children who are developing typically.
The materials are designed to encourage parents to interact with their children while they are "On the Go" to facilitate language, early literacy, and positive parent-child interactions. The 14 activities are accompanied by hints for each of the activities about how to modify them to meet the specific developmental needs of the child. Each activity fits on a half-sheet of paper, so it can be easily provided to parents as a take-home.
Developed by Angela Notari-Syverson, Ph.D. and Judith Challoner.
The authors allow the materials to be reproduced and distributed as long as they are not sold.
The development of these materials was supported by Grant H324M020084 from the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs, Supporting Literacy in Natural Environments.
Language is the Key videos provide multiple looks at effective ways to engage children in conversation. The narration is excellent and appropriate for parents, child care providers, and PK teachers.
Iowa Parent Information Resource Center
Early Childhood Team Leader
Cedar Falls, Iowa