Monthly Archives: March 2013
Early Childhood Education: Teaching Language Development
One of the most important parts of the nursery school and kindergarten education is language development. This is the time when children develop true speech and meaningful associations with words. Oral speech is one of the most important developments between 2 and 6 years of age, and it includes both expression and comprehension.
By the age of four, most children know the fundamentals of the grammar system of their language. By the age of 6 they have a vocabulary with about 2500 words. One of the biggest jobs of the early childhood environment is to help children with their language development. There are many listening skills games and processing games that can help kids to focus better, listen better and pay attention. There are also loads of language games that can help kids to develop their language skills and vocabulary. They can sit on the school furniture and learn to build and develop their language skills daily.
This is also the perfect age for multi-language acquisition. Think about this if you are a family that values having more than one language spoken. Many people will start to send their child to an immersion program in nursery school where the child will gain another language without much effort.