Books are For Talking, Too! Third edition
Gebers, J. Austin, TX. Pro-ed: 2003.
It Figures: Fun Figures of Speech
Terban, M. & Maestro, G., Boston, MA: Clarion Books, Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993
Scholastic Dictionary of Idioms
Terban, M, New York, NY: Scholastic Reference, Scholastic: 1998
Let’s Get Ready for Kindergarten!
Part of the Let's Get Ready Series of workbooks
Deismowich, L., Kannenberg, S., Babel-worth, Fredonia, WI, J. Cedar Valley Publication: 2006
Organizations and Websites
The Hanen Centre
The mission of the Hanen Centre is to provide the important people in a young child's life with the knowledge and training they need to help the child develop the best possible language, social, and literacy skills. They create programmes, train speech-language pathologists, develop learning materials and conduct research. Some resource materials are available in French, Spanish, and Dutch.
www.linguisystems.com or 1-800-776-4332
The Linguisystems catalogue contains games and other materials for developing all aspects of language.
Learning Horizons is a company that offers a range of workbooks and other interactive teaching materials for families and teachers. They are widely available in bookstores.
Books for parents, teachers, and children
It Takes Two to Talk: A Practical Guide for Parents of Children with Language Delays. Third Edition
by Jan Pepper and Elaine Weitzman
Publisher: Hanen Centre, Toronto, ON. (2004)
This handbook is part of a comprehensive family-focused programme that also includes videotapes and may be ordered directly from the Hanen Centre at the web address given above.
Learning, Language, and Loving It: A Guide to Promoting Children’s Social, Language, and Literacy Development in Early Childhood Settings. Second Edition
by E. Weitzman and J. Greenberg
Publisher: Hanen Centre, Toronto, ON, (2002)
This guidebook is part of a programme that includes posters and instructional videotapes. All materials may be ordered directly from the Hanen Centre at the web address given above.
The Speech and Language Classroom Intervention Manual
by Jacquelyn S. Hagan, Steven B. MacDonald, and Jacqueline Meyers
Publisher: Hawthorne Educational Services (1990)
Order at www.hes-inc.com/hes.cgi/01120.html
Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know
by P.M. Hamaguchi
Publisher: John Wiley & Son, Mississauga, ON. (1995)
The book contains information regarding normal language development, warning signs, and how to make sense of what professionals tell you.