Smart Ideas: Learning Revisited

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. Brain development of a child in their first five years is usually at its peak. The high receptiveness of the child makes them able to learn many 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. 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.

The language learning process of a child will benefit from a responsive feedback. 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. Less or no communication to the child by the family members causes the child to communicate less. Adult family members should always respond to any communication gesture from a child. The communication development of a child is delayed if the above is done. The advice given to some parents is that they should wait for the child to outgrow the 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.

Participation in conversations and activities will be very hard if the children have not developed good speech. The matter is even worse when they do not get the help that they require. The probability that the children will be left behind more is high. Extra support received by a child from the important adults in their lives improves their situation tremendously. Speech therapy intervention is great to salvage the situation if done very early. It enables the children develop skills through communication skills. It will help the child to be successful in their future academic and personal life.

There are certain tips to help a child in language learning. It is important to assist the kids to build their language skills. 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. Being there to guide them is important. Through watching parents, children are able to learn communication skills. 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 feedback a child gets when they communicate reinforces their language skills.