One of the best strategies families can use to strengthen student achievement, is to provide children with a language-rich environment! Meaningful conversations with your child will expand their home language fluency and vocabulary. Interacting with them as you read stories, will build expressive, analytical, and literacy skills in their home language. Research shows that children with a good foundation in their native language are better able to learn a second language without developing deficits it their home language.
Below are some links to videos which demonstrate effective strategies for enriching your child’s language skills at home:
Reading with your child:
Talking with your child: