Support a child’s syntax by sharing specifically written stories.
Syntax provides the underlying reasons of the rules in grammar and helps us to make clear sentences that ‘sound right’. By providing support for developing syntax skills, we can help children understand and construct increasingly complex sentences. It also has implications for reading and literacy.
Vertim Vocabulary produces stories that are ideal for children who are learning the targeted syntactic form, such as regular past tense ‘-ed’ or third person singular ‘s’, or need a little extra help carrying these over into everyday talking. Accompanied by simple yet colourful pictures, each story has been written specifically to provide multiple models of the targeted syntactic forms. The often amusing stories help to engage young children and capitalise on their learning by providing clear, repeated, contextualised input.
See a sample of a Syntax Story below and click here for the range of Syntax Stories.