It is a life time journey to learn a language, however the major part of this journey takes place in the early years. Generally in the first five years of a child’s life, brain development is at its peak. The child can learn a lot of things through their experiences as they are more receptive. 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. Any time a child communicates through gesture, a sound, or a word, the parent is responsible for giving a good feedback that motivates them to learn.
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. Adult family members should always respond to any communication gesture from a child. The communication development of a child is delayed if the above is done. The advice given to some parents is that they should wait for the child to outgrow the situation. It is not encouraged to do the wait and watch approach as it derails the child’s language learning process in this critical stage.
Participation in conversations and activities will be very hard if the children have not developed good speech. When the children do not get the help they require the situation becomes worse. It is most likely that the children will be left behind more. On the other hand, a child who receives extra support from important adults in his life can improve tremendously. If done very early, speech therapy intervention can help improve the situation. It enables the children develop skills through communication skills. In the future academic and personal lives of children, it will help them be successful.
Tips are there to help a child in language learning. First, assist the kids to build their language skills. It is possible to do this by starting fake conversations with your child. The other tip is to teach the child non-verbal communication skills. Being there to guide them is important. Through watching parents, children are able to learn communication skills. You should be very cautious every time you are communicating as the children will take in what they see and hear. This will help them have great communication skills.
You should be involved in their learning process and offer guidance. The language skills of a child is reinforced with feedback they get any time they communicate.