[R-0025] S4. Instructional Planning

Citation: Selman, R. (2001). Talk time: Programming communicative interaction into the toddler day. Young Children, 56, 15-18.

 Abstract: Offers suggestions for using talk time with toddlers in an early care setting to promote communicative interaction. Discusses how talk time was introduced and its usefulness in promoting language development, and identifying and helping delayed talkers. Describes talk time themes and strategies, including a caution not to use the time to correct grammar or pronunciation in a direct

 Integration: This article discusses young children’s language acquisition. Talk Time stategies and suggestions.

 Content Focus: Family-Centered Practices; Instruction and Teaching; Language and Literacy Experiences

 Notes: Great article, simple and easy to read. Could be a resource for parents as well.