Learning the Language
Give them the words....
Little children will ‘pick up’ the language and vocabulary they hear and it is often assumed that they understand what they are saying - for they sound very convincing when they say it.
It’s true that children will ‘pick up’ the language. It's also true that they may apply the language in correct context, but it is not true that they necessarily understand what they are saying.
Read practical examples about how children:
- Mimic words and expressions
- Imitate language and tone of voice
- Try out language and manners
- Fill words with meanings
Buy a copy of 'How to Hold a Glue Stick' for clues to helping children learn language.