Basics of the Language Learning process
A major part of the language learning happens in the early years despite the journey being a lifelong process. In a child’s life, the first five years is normally the time when brain development is at its peak. The child is more receptive and they can learn a lot of 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. Any time a child communicates through gesture, a sound, or a word, the parent is responsible for giving a good feedback that motivates them to learn.
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. Children will communicate less if their family members talk less or when the children are talked to less. Any communication gesture from a child should always be responded to by their adult family members. There will be a delay in the child’s communication. Some parents are advised that if they wait, the child will outgrow this situation. It is not encouraged to do the wait and watch approach 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. When the children do not get the help they require the situation becomes worse. The probability that the children will be left behind more is high. 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. 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.
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. The child should be taught non-verbal communication skills as the other tip. 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.
Be part of their learning process and offer guidance. The feedback a child gets when they communicate reinforces their language skills.