How Children Learn Language Essay

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How Children Learn Language Language, the largest and most common way we communicate in this world. It could be Spanish, English, Chinese or Japanese; we learn and use it in our everyday life. It is not genetically encoded in our brain to speak yet, we are able to start speaking or using a language. Children are born with no knowledge of the world. Children are able to learn language through interactions brain development and part of human development. Their brain develops everyday; helping them to learn words, actions, speeches through visualization, verbalization and hearing. As they grow older their vocabularies get bigger and eventually start using words in sentences. The most common way we see children learning a language is through …show more content…
Children brain develops more rapidly in the frontal lobe from the age of three to six. The cortex which is linked to thinking, memory and language are the last area of the brain to develop. As infants start developing more muscles and their nervous system matures, they start developing motor skills. They start sitting up, rolling over, crawling and walking as early as eleven months. At the same time the cerebellum starts developing rapidly which creates the readiness to learn. By age seven children become more capable of thinking and using words to solve a problem. According to Jean Piaget’s theory children at this range of age is called the preoperational stage. At this age a child learns to use language but does not comprehend the mental operations of concrete logic (Meyers 150). Children who mutter to themselves while doing a work grasp the word better and remember it better in the future. Children talking to themselves whether out loud or inaudible, it helps them control their behavior, emotions and master new skills (Meyers 152). Also when a parent provides a child with new words, they are helping them step into a higher level of thinking and understanding. The next stage which is the concrete operational stage which is around the age of six or seven to eleven years of age; a child starts to gain mental operations which enables them to think logically about concrete events. The formal operational