The importance of exposing children to language, even very young children, cannot be emphasized enough. Children’s early language experiences influence many areas of their development. Language is best understood when modeled by caregivers who are attentive and talk to children in a warm, supportive manner. Children need to be talked to frequently with simple, exact words. Children learn language within meaningful contexts where adults name objects and describe what children are doing and feeling. Children, as well as adults, use language to communicate their needs. Children’s initial use of language is often expressed in their cries and sounds. As children grow in their understanding of language, their language becomes more distinguishable as words and phrases. When adults show interest in understanding what the child is trying to communicate, language is encouraged because the child learns their voice is heard and has meaning. This “give and take” is an early form of turn taking in communication. Children feel valued when adults respond in a positive, timely manner to their use of language. Adults also become language models by describing their own actions, introducing children to new words, and asking children questions. The use of books and pictures with infants and toddlers is an important means of language learning for children as they make sense of the world around them. Books and pictures should be available in sufficient number for both independent use and use by a caregiver with the children.
Families requirements for their children vary, some parents want care for their children so that they can return to work, some parents want to stay with their children while they socialise, some parents want their children in setting which offer services aimed at learning, some parents want their children to be in a home based environment and some families cannot afford to pay fees for provision. This is why the early year’s sector has various forms of provision to meet the needs of families.…
Impact of physical environment in the process of language learning for young children
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This paper discusses about the importance language acquisition for young children social, cognitive physical development, this paper discusses impact of physical environment in the process of language learning for the young children, along with the methods which would enhance this ability in the early childhood setting, the paper discusses the controversy…
An Investigation into the Language used in Children’s Advertising
In my investigation I am going to analyse the language used in children’s television advertising looking specifically at whether the language used is aimed primarily at the children or their parents.…
They can learn other languages more easily and have more job opportunities in the future. Is it true that all bilingual children start to speak later than monolingual children? There is no evidence that bilingual children learn to speak later. Some children, whether bilingual or monolingual, learn to speak later than others. Should parents speak their mother tongue at home? Yes. If children know their first language well, it will help them learn English.…
There is simultaneous acquisition which is when a child is exposed to two languages from birth, and there is successive acquisition when there is a language spoken at home and a language spoken at school or the world around them. Language acquisition is a natural process, children need to be exposed to both languages in meaningful ways. It is important to support home language in the classroom so children do not feel isolated at school.…
When small culture immigrants and not many people speak their native language in the area where they live, the children will learn the official language and adapt whatever that language is, rather than their native language; even in their family children will speak the official language. For example, my little brothers adapted, the official language even though they came to United States for only five years. I spoke our language to them, but they speak English back to me.…
On the other hand, there has been an increased interest in the nurture side of children’s language development, especially the social interaction between caregivers and children. For example, psychological evidence has shown that children gain a wider vocabulary from parents that talk to them whereas children who suffer from language depravity show a smaller range of vocabulary.
However, despite psychological evidence, Skinner’s behaviourism theory received various forms of criticism.…
In this view,
children have the potential for language and, given the right circumstances, be~
come proficient language users. The behaviorist view also fits the general idea that
language is learned by imitation. Children try to imitate the sounds that adults
make. When their attempts are rewarded, they repeat them and eventually learn
to make certain sequences of sounds.
In 1959, Chomsky wrote a review of B. F Skinner's book Verbal Behavior
Many researches stated that learning a language is better started from early age because in this stage the children will be easier to acquire the language, sooner they start learning, more proficient they will be in using the language. Therefore, presently, English is introduced starting from kindergarten and becomes one lesson subject that must be taken in elementary school based on government’s rule in Indonesia.…