Have any of your students’ family members asked you about the best way for them to promote children’s social/emotional development? Have they asked you about strategies for reading to their children at bedtime? I recommend using dialogic reading (Folsom, 2017) to promote children’s social/emotional and language development. Many families are aware of the importance of reading to children to support language development, so you may suggest that families nurture children’s social/emotional and language development through dialogic reading.

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