Basics of the Language Learning process
Though learning a language is a life time journey, most of the 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 high receptiveness of the child makes them able to learn many things through their experiences. Through the back and forth dialogue with important adults in their family, children are able to learn the languages, this is according to studies. The parent is responsible for giving a good feedback that motivates children to learn any time the children communicate through a gesture, a sound, or a word.
A child’s language learning process is reinforced by 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. Adult family members should 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.
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. The probability that the children will be left behind more is high. 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. Children can therefore develop skills through communication skills. The success of the children in their future academic and personal life is helped by this.
There are certain tips 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. Children usually learn communication skills from watching their parents. Children will take in what they see and hear so be careful any time you are communicating. 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.