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 high receptiveness of the child makes them able to learn many 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.
The language learning process of a child will benefit from a responsive feedback. Children who rarely communicate or do not communicate at all did not receive the essential feedback that would have built their language skills. Children will communicate less if their family members talk less or when the children are talked to less. This fact makes it crucial for adult family members to always respond to any communication gesture from a child. Otherwise, the child will have a delay in their communication development. The advice given to some parents is that they should wait for the child to outgrow the situation. The child’s language learning process in this critical stage is derailed by the wait and watch and watch approach.
Children can hardly participate in conversations and activities when they have not developed good speech. When the children do not get the help they require the situation becomes worse. Chances are the children will be left behind more. A child who receives extra support from important adults in his life can improve tremendously. The situation can be improved when the speech therapy is done at an early stage. Skills can therefore be developed by the children through communication skills. The success of the children in their future academic and personal life is helped by this.
To help a child in language learning there are tips for it. First, assist the kids to build their language skills. You can do this by starting fake conversations with your child. The child should be taught non-verbal communication skills as the other tip. You should be there to guide the children. Communication skills can be learnt by the children through watching their parents. Children will take in what they see and hear so be careful any time you are communicating. This will help them have great communication skills.
You should be involved in their learning process and offer guidance. The feedback a child gets when they communicate reinforces their language skills.