Can you decipher these recent text messages sent by high school students?
• "btw we r goin to pza hut at 6 if ya wanna go bring $ can u bring my coat 2"
• "tbh i cant wait 4 skool to be over!!!! i cant take n e more i need a brake i got a job at mcdonalds starting nxt wk"
• "r u friends with that new girl gabby shes so kewl! i didnt know she was a balet dancer did u"
No wonder many parents, teachers and professors are concerned about kids' inability to communicate—to punctuate, spell and form coherent sentences! Within a few years, many of these teens will be parents, teaching the next generation. How can we transition from this text-messaging, abbreviation-loving generation to children with strong verbal skills that spill over into strong writing and reading skills?
Raising a Verbal Child by Diane McLoud is an idea-packed guide for parents, grandparents, babysitters, teachers and anyone involved in the lives of young children up to age seven. Learn from nine powerful chapters how you can provide a solid foundation, raising confident kids who communicate clearly. Then choose from 100-plus activities in bonus chapters to put what you've learned in motion. The child you love will benefit for life—guaranteed!