Speech-language pathologists are in the business of helping students understand and use language in their daily lives.
Those of us who work in public schools are focused on language needed in the school setting. Many of our students need help developing oral language skills.
A fun approach to language learning uses books. "Books Are for Talking, Too," the title of an instructional resource on my shelf, sums up this idea.
Reading aloud and sharing in the magic of a book is a treasured experience. Most of us have fond childhood memories of someone reading to us. Reading is fun while at the same time we can learn something. We learn to speak by hearing someone else talk and interacting with them. Interacting with kids while reading a book also helps them learn language.