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Storytelling and oral/aural communications reinforce language development and pre-literate skills.
In fact, did you know that language priming and development begins in the womb?
In today's world, differing cultural backgrounds and technology have taken a toll on the projected outcomes of English language development and academic success by curtailing the necessary exposure to phonemes and gesticular cues that are integral to acquiring communication skills.
Diminished or insufficient exposure to English/academic language elements can affect how current generations are primed for English language acquisition, and lessening degrees of personal communication---brought about by the expansive use of social media which relies on visual text and image inputs---can even affect social skills and emotional well-being.
The Project mission is to host workshops that underscore the importance of aural or sound exposure and face-to-face communication and to offer strategies for moms-to-be on ways to bolster personal connections and English language exposure for improved academic and social outcomes for their young families.
Each interesting and fun workshop will include a "pampering" luncheon and give-aways that meet the needs of moms-to-be and language enrichment, such as a starter library of books, videos, and music cds that promote language skills.
The efficacy and execution of the Magic Words 101 Project relies on collaborative efforts with grant-funders, hospitals, and other venues and organizations that reach women and young families, and others. The main objective is to provide parent education classes wherein the importance of prenatal and early childhood exposure to English language is stressed for improved academic outcomes. Each workshop is meant to be an enjoyable and interactive experience for expectant mothers, especially those whose home language may not be English, and to offer rationale and strategies for deliberate English language exposure to children even before their birth. While partnerships and grant-funding are integral to this project, the quality and structure of the workshops are critical to their success.
Monetary donations through fiscal sponsorship are a primary goal. However, anyone can contribute to this mission.
Products donated for give-aways are also accepted as appropriate for this mission.
Each corporate sponsor is acknowledged on all promotional materials. Regular updates will be provided.
A GoFundMe account is also being established to support this worthwhile endeavor. TBA
If you or someone you know would like to contribute time and skills to this worthwhile endeavor, that's awesome! Help is always welcome!
If you belong to an organization that assists new moms and would like to offer this worthwhile project workshop at your location, that's awesome, too! Contact me, and let's work together to make it happen.
Contributions are being accepted through GoFundMe. Any amount helps. Be a part of the solution. Make a difference.