Language development is tied to cognitive development in young children. With simple activities and lessons, teachers and parents can promote language development and communication. Resources for inclusive classrooms and those with dual language learners offer expert guidance to early childhood educators.
Language is perhaps the greatest resource we can share with babies and young children. Activities for infants and toddlers that focus on talking, storytelling, and reading are essential to the development of young minds. Within the first three years of life, children are constantly forming connections and building their minds in all areas. Being read aloud to helps jumpstart this developmental process. The ability to use spoken language to establish the cognitive, social-emotional, and even physical development of a child is an important skill for teachers to have.Infant Toddler
Kids love to talk! Almost as soon as a child opens their eyes, they begin expressing themselves through sound. Though it may start out as “baby talk,” every cry and coo helps build language development in children. Adults contribute to speech development too; babies like hearing adults talk almost as much as themselves! Parents and educators contribute to speech development in children by repeating words, telling stories, and simply talking to their children.Infant Toddler
Teachers learn to foster effective communication skills in today's diverse classrooms, including students speaking dual languages or those with differing language abilities.
Parents learn how to encourage their children's growing language abilities through helpful tips and activities.
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