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Northwest Iowa Dairy Outlooks

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On Friday, December 14 parents with children age 0-5 will have the opportunity to attend a free language development workshop at Washington-Jackson Elementary School from 5:30 to 8 pm. The school is located at 1300 Harding St. in Wichita Falls. Participants will enjoy a light meal before the workshop. In addition, there will be child care available.

Children who are consistently exposed to a variety of language uses and forms develop more effective language skills and a larger vocabulary- both are important to their academic and social success. Cathy Cole from Kaplan Early Learning Company will be the presenter.

In this workshop participants will develop an understanding of appropriate language modeling practices to intentionally encourage, expand on and respond to children’s speech. Working through both small and large group activities and discussions, parents will learn to develop and enhance their skills and abilities in asking open-ended questions, using self-talk and parallel talk, promoting child-initiated conversations and the use of advance language.

This workshop is hosted in Wichita Falls by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Wichita County, the North Texas Area United Way, the North Texas Child Care Association and Region IX Education Service Center.

Seating is limited, plus ensure enough meals and child care providers, pre-registration is required. Register by calling 940.716.8610 or on-line at http://wichita.agrilife.org/early-childhood-development/ . Deadline to register is 5 p.m. on Thursday, December 13.

For more information contact the Texas AgriLife Extension Service Wichita County office at 940.716.8610.

 

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