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. 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. 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. Family members who talk less or communicate less to such children causes them to communicate less. Any communication gesture from a child should always be responded to by their adult family members. 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. However, the wait and watch approach is not encouraged 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. Speech therapy intervention is great to salvage the situation if done very early. Skills can therefore be developed by the children through communication skills. In the future academic and personal lives of children, it will help them be successful.
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 other tip is to teach the child non-verbal communication skills. This is important and you have to be there to guide them. 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. This will help them have great communication skills.
Offer guidance and be part of their learning process. The feedback a child gets when they communicate reinforces their language skills.