Linguistic development is a vital part of child development, and it’s critical we look at how you can encourage your child to communicate. The first three years of life, when the brain is developing and maturing, is the most important period for acquiring speech and language skills.
Talking, communicating, understanding, and speaking to others is an essential life skill. Having the ability to communicate helps children make friends, understand others around them, and improve their overall quality of life in addition to numerous benefits that good communication skills bring with it.
Speech, language, and communication are critical and absolutely essential areas of development for children. These are areas that play a vital role throughout our lives on a day-to-day level, helping us understand and rationalize the world around us, and communicate our basic needs, wants and feelings. It also helps in holding conversations, think and learn from others around us, develop relationships, and solve problems.
Having strong and good linguistic abilities will play a part in the support of other aspects of child development such as social, development, and cognitive development. The primary components of speech and linguistic development are as follows:
As you can see, learning and speaking a language is not an easy undertaking; rather it can be quite complicated. But the good news is that children are programmed to be able to learn languages, especially in their early developmental years! What they need is support and input from their parents. Parents play a critical role in their children’s linguistic development. Several studies and research have shown that parents who read and speak to their children a great deal during their early childhood years will have a positive impact on their vocabulary and a better grasp on their grammatical skill than those parents who don’t!
Listed below are some simple and easy ways that you can nurture, develop and improve your child’s language development:
8. Go on Field Trips: Take a trip to the park, the zoo, the aquarium, or a children’s museum. This will open up a world of possibilities for your child to explore, understand, and learn.
The Learning Time A+ Program has some fantastic stuff to read aloud, sing, dance along, do activities and play together. Ask for a free presentation. See for yourself how the children’s early learning materials help the child take confident steps in early childhood education.