Food Program Update plus A tip on how to improve your child's language skills

Food Program Update plus A tip on how to improve your child's language skills
Hi Everyone,
What a time our world is in. I am praying for God's presence in your life, even as you read this blog.  God, we need YOU.
Update on Food Program.  As of Friday morning, June 12, we have sold 446 books! NOT counting VBS from Sierra Bible Church in Sonora Ca.  They are purchasing books for the missions portion of VBS take-home kits.  Any other VBS/Summer programs out there that need books do let me know.  Pictured is one of the mamas receiving their families portion of rice.
Thank you, everyone!  You have purchased 446 books of 1,000 
We still have 6 days!  
WE CAN DO IT!
As promised, here is a tip on how to improve your child's language skills.
It's essential when you and your child or grandchild are reading a book together that you allow the young reader to engage. 
It's easy to read a few words, turn each page, and TADA! In less than 2 minutes, you have finished reading a picture book TO your child. Yes, they are hearing a story, but are they?  How do you know?
Reading with younger children means reading WITH not too.  
What do I mean?  
Children love to hear stories and see the beautiful illustrations.  There is nothing wrong with this method, but they also LOVE to listen to their voice. A child wants to share with you what they see in the illustrations of a book.  They have their own story inside to tell. Here is where learning happens. Here is where you will notice language skills developing.  They will look forward to every time you hold them on your lap with a picture book full of wonder because they are apart of the experience.  
Our job as an adult is to prompt them by asking questions.  What do you see in the picture?  What do you think will happen next?  How is the child in the book like you?  Tell me what you like about the story? What do the animals say? Etc.
Asking questions develops confidence and language skills as your young reader is now thinking and saying new words or putting together thoughts for the first time. 
They may even make up their own endings to a book.  
Next time you read with your child, try some of these questions.  Enjoy being the facilitator and let them be the storyteller.  I promise you will learn more about your child's thoughts, and they will learn how to express themselves.  It is a fun way to read together. 
Next blog-
Change  Isn't that what we want when we pray?
Again, Thank you for taking the time to read my blogs and support the children in Kamala Village by purchasing fun Picture Books. 
in HIM, Coni xoxo 

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