The article offers eight simple rules that teachers can use to help preschoolers build their vocabularies. It suggests teachers to talk with children to identify topics that interest them. It also recommends teachers to accompany all the routines and activities of the preschool day to enhance the language experience of children. Moreover, it proposes that open-ended questions invites preschoolers to offer lengthier and more detailed responses, thus stimulating their language growth.
Paul, Rhea. "Eight Simple Rules for Talking with Preschoolers." Teaching Young Children 4.2 (Dec 2010/Jan 2011): 13-15.
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