Language and Child Development Unravel the Facts
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Language and Children Unravel the Facts
Teaching your child to speak is a topic that preoccupies many parents. Have fun with this quick quiz while discovering and understanding about your child’s development in language, speaking and communicating with children. It will simply help make your parenting journey a more smoother and worry free. Answers located at the end of the test. Good Luck!
1. A child begins to start making complete sentences at 18 months? True or False
Around 18 months a child general starts to combine words to formulate some phrases using two words such as, “ Mom, juice” instead of, “Mom, I want some juice.”
2. Since birth a baby learns to “speak.” True or False
Newborns start their journey to speak well before they say their first words. They begin to familiarize with sounds as they hear them. This exposure prepares them to reproduce words and helps in facilitating their speech and language. This is why it’s so important to speak to your child. You can speak to him while feeding, changing, dressing, while cuddling, bathing or playing with him.
3. It is important to correct the pronunciation errors of a child who is learning to speak? True or False
The best approach is to repeat simply the word that has been mispronounced. For instance, your child says, “baf” and you repeat “bath”. Later, when your child is easily expressing himself with ease you can correct him and ask to repeat after you.
4. Near 3 months, a baby begins to react to parent’s voice. True or False.
Your baby will react at the voices of his own parents by turning the head in the same direction or will stop crying. It is around this age where they begin to “babble”
5. Between 3 to 5 years of age, the vocabulary of a child may comprise of more than 2000 words. True or False
At this time period your child’s vocabulary is quickly enriched and the length of a phrase is rapidly increased. The vocabulary of your child will be around 2000 words and the sentences can be composed of 8 words or more. Usually, the phrases that are longer are also more complicated.
6. Bilingualism slows down the acquisition of a language. True or False
In an environment where your child is exposed to more than one language spoken it generally does not hinder the learning of another language. The progress may nevertheless become faster in one language than another.
7. The youngest child of the family usually talks later or is delayed in the process. True or False
The order of birth has no relation with the cause of languages delay or impediment. The children that have trouble with words or language may be born, first, second or even fourth. It is important to encourage the efforts of each of your children to express themselves verbally, even while their brothers or sisters are speaking at the same time.
8. A three year old that repeats a word inside a sentence or phrase may have a stuttering problem? True or False
It is usually the case that children between 2-4 years of age tend to repeat the entire words inside the same phrase. This is a phenomenon that the child cannot control and will eventually stop on its own. You may notice this usually occurs when your child is fatigued or upset. A change in usual routine may also impact or aggravate stuttering.
Answers: 1. F, 2. T, 3. F, 4. T, 5.T, 6.F, 7. F, 8.F
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