Understanding the Language Learning Process
Though learning a language is a life time journey, most of the journey takes place in the early years. Brain development of a child in their first five years is usually at its peak. The child is more receptive and they can learn a lot of things through their experiences. It has been proven by studies that children learn languages when they are involved in back and forth interactions with important adults in their family. In order for the child to be motivated to learn a parent needs to give a good feedback any time the child communicates through gesture, sound or a word.
A responsive feedback benefits the language learning process of a child. The lack of communication of a child or less communication is due to the lack or receiving the essential feedback that would have built their language. Children will communicate less if their family members talk less or when the children are talked to less. Any communication gesture from a child should always be responded to by their adult family members. The communication development of a child is delayed if the above is done. Some parents are advised that if they wait, the child will outgrow this situation. The child’s language learning process in this critical stage is derailed by the wait and watch and watch approach.
Participation in conversations and activities will be very hard if the children have not developed good speech. It becomes worse when the children do not get the help they require. It is most likely that the children will be left behind more. Extra support received by a child from the important adults in their lives improves their situation tremendously. If done very early, speech therapy intervention can help improve the situation. It enables the children develop skills through communication skills. The success of the children in their future academic and personal life is helped by this.
Tips are there to help a child in language learning. Assisting the kids to build their language skills is the first. Starting fake conversations with your child is one technique you can use to do this. Teaching the child non-verbal communication skills is the other tip. You should be there to guide the children. Through watching parents, children are able to learn communication skills. Be careful when you are communicating as the children will take in what they see and hear. The children will have good communication skills.
Be part of their learning process and offer guidance. The language skills of a child is reinforced with feedback they get any time they communicate.