Basics of the Language Learning process
It is a life time journey to learn a language, however the major part of this journey takes place in the early years. In a child’s life, the first five years is normally the time when 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. 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. Family members who talk less or communicate less to such children causes them to communicate 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. Some parents are advised that if they wait, the child will outgrow this situation. However, the wait and watch approach is not encouraged as it derails the child’s language learning process in this critical stage.
Children can hardly participate in conversations and activities when they 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. A child who receives extra support from important adults in his life can improve tremendously. Speech therapy intervention is great to salvage the situation if done very early. It enables the children develop skills through communication skills. It will help the child to be successful in their future academic and personal life.
Tips are there to help a child in language learning. It is important to assist the kids to build their language skills. It is possible to do this by starting fake conversations with your child. Teaching the child non-verbal communication skills is the other tip. Being there to guide them is important. 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.
You should be involved in their learning process and offer guidance. The feedback a child gets when they communicate reinforces their language skills.