Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Preschool Language Diary

The Berlin government has published a Sprachlerntagebuch for use in Berlin daycare centers and nursery schools. You can download it and use it at home.

The Sprachlerntagebuch (say that 5 times fast!) is a language and development diary targeted toward preschoolers. The good stuff begins on page 20. It has pages for a self portrait, a picture of home, family, favorite animal, und, und, und. The child can draw pictures or paste in photos or cutouts from magazines for a scrapbook effect. Ask the child to narrate a sentence or two to go along with each page.

At almost 100 pages, the Sprachlerntagebuch is quite extensive, so pick and choose the pieces that you'd like to use. Personally, I would skip the bureaucratic section at the beginning - lots of questions about place of residence and language spoken at home.

Viel Spaß beim Basteln! It will make a fun keepsake!

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