Nurturing Children’s Language throughout the Day
In his session, Dickinson explains the importance of building vocabulary among young children and uses his latest research to give suggestions for how games can be used to teach vocabulary. He’ll show videos of actual teachers using educational games to illustrate his many methods. Attendees will gain a variety of new techniques to engage children in learning.
Dickinson is the Margaret Cowan Chair of Education at Vanderbilt University’s Peabody College. He studies the association between language and literacy development and has created curricula and interventions that help preschool teachers support language development, with special interest in children from low-income homes. His recent research involves how games and music can be used to teach vocabulary to preschool children.