A structured program designed to teach children with Down syndrome to talk and to read

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See and Learn First Vocabulary 2

by Down Syndrome Education Enterprises CIC

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See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 provides activities and step-by-step guidance to help parents and educators teach young children to understand and say 60 common early words

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 provides activities and step-by-step guidance to help parents and educators teach young children to understand and say 60 common early words. It is part of See and Learn Language and Reading – a structured teaching program designed to teach children with Down syndrome to talk and to read.

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 includes 52 pictures, together with a detailed guide and record sheets. The pictures provide visual support for teaching spoken language. New words are introduced steadily and taught through a sequence of simple matching, selecting and naming activities.

The vocabulary taught in See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 is selected from the words most commonly learned early in life by most children. Pictures in the app can be personalized to be more meaningful for individual children. The activities are intended to supplement natural, everyday opportunities to learn language with the additional support most children with Down syndrome need to learn to communicate.

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 was developed by internationally recognized experts in education for children with Down syndrome. It is also likely to be helpful for other children with similar educational needs.

Vocabulary

The vocabulary taught in See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 is selected from the words most commonly learned early in life by most children

The vocabulary taught in See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 is selected from the words most commonly learned early in life by most children

  • US English: airplane, balloon, belly, bike, boat, boots, box, bread, bubbles, bus, chicken, dinner, dress, ear, foot, garden, hand, horse, house, juice, light, monkey, pants, rabbit, soap, star, sweater, swing, teeth, television, toothbrush, towel, train, tree, yogurt, clapping, cutting, jumping, kissing, playing, reading, running, splashing, throwing, big, cold, dirty, hot, little, wet, down, up (pictured); find, it, match, picture, this, want, with, what (taught in activities)
  • UK English: aeroplane, balloon, bike, boat, boots, box, bread, bubbles, bus, chicken, dinner, dress, ear, foot, garden, hand, horse, house, juice, jumper, light, monkey, rabbit, soap, star, swing, teeth, television, toothbrush, towel, train, tree, trousers, tummy, yoghurt, clapping, cutting, jumping, kissing, playing, reading, running, splashing, throwing, big, cold, dirty, hot, little, wet, down, up (pictured); find, it, match, picture, this, want, with, what (taught in activities)

Activities

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 includes three activities:

  • Matching Pictures – begins to teach the meaning of new words and encourages your child to look carefully at pictures, and to learn to distinguish between them
  • Selecting Pictures – learning to understand the spoken words by linking them with the correct pictures
  • Naming Pictures – encourages your child to practice saying the correct words for pictures

Features

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  • Developmentally appropriate language for children learning early spoken words
  • Activities designed to reduce language and working memory demands
  • Clear pictures provide visual representation of words
  • Comprehensive guide providing step-by-step guidance and instructions
  • Record forms included for printing and tracking your child’s progress
  • Ideal for use at home and in the classroom
  • (Apps) Simple and uncluttered screens avoid distractions and help children focus on the information presented and learning goals
  • (Apps) Optional voice prompts
  • (Apps) Pictures can be personalized to be specific to the child

When to start

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 is designed for children who understand 50 to 60 words and say or sign 10 or more words.

Children who have completed See and Learn First Vocabulary 1 will be ready to start See and Learn First Vocabulary 2.

Many children with Down syndrome will reach this stage by about 24 months, but rates of progress vary widely – some children will reach this stage earlier, some later.

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 can also be used with older children who are not yet saying all of these words even if they understand them.

Availability

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 will be available as apps for a variety of tablet and computer platforms and as ready-made kits.

Download on the App Store

Apps

(Apps include US and UK English editions.)

Kits

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 was previously called See and Learn More Word Pictures.

Related resources

See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 is part of the See and Learn Language and Reading program.

Children who have learned the vocabulary in See and Learn First Vocabulary 2 are ready to start learning to read simple phrases using See and Learn First Phrases 2. They are also ready to continue learning new vocabulary using See and Learn First Vocabulary 3.

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