Helping your child’s language development

Listening to your child speak and learn to make sounds and words is very interesting and often times rather difficult. In order to improve their language development and help both the parent and teh child understand each other; it is crucial that the parents make an effort to help the child’s language development. This can be done by creating a verbally stimulating atmosphere for your child. You can encourage speech by asking questions or asking the child for ideas and prompting them to think and express their ideas. This also requires that you listen to your child and don’t correct them when they’re wrong but rather repeat the same phrase in the proper manner so they can hear it correctly. You would also want to communicate by asking open-ended questions to make the child use words other than yes and no and form sentences. Then, of course, Reading is incredibly important and beneficial to your child in so many ways. It can help with learning speech patterns and associate sounds and words to objects and colors.

Kathy Phan

http://www.grammarandmore.com/tips/homework.htm

http://www.parents-and-kids.com/blog/en/2009/02/how-can-parents-help-your-young-child-language-development/

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~ by phankathy on November 1, 2009.

2 Responses to “Helping your child’s language development”

  1. I like when you stated, ” This also requires that you listen to your child and don’t correct them when they’re wrong but rather repeat the same phrase in the proper manner so they can hear it correctly.” Letting a child govern him or herself while learning is very important, especially in language development. Sometimes caregivers try to do too much. I know they innocently do this, but thank you for reminding us that it is important to correct you child, but in a far better way.

    -Jeff Scott

  2. I agree. When teaching a child almost anything I believe that it is important to always stay positive. That way the child won’t get discouraged and will better enjoy learning new things.

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