4 stages of child language development You Must Know

We need to understand the stages of child language development from 1 month to 3 years.Children can not talk  without  the ability to communicate. It is true, the development of children language acquisition  passes through different series of phases.

Language is one of the most important tools for thinking and communication. By the age of 4, a child has learned over 1,000 words. The language-learning process starts with babbling at about 6 months, imitating speech at 8 months, and using words after the first birthday. At about 18 months or 2 years of age, the child is mastering two-word sentences like “all gone” or “me go!” Children also talk out loud to themselves while doing things, rehearsing words to go with actions. As the child learns and becomes more familiar with language, this self-talk becomes abbreviated, then whispered. Finally, it disappears, absorbed into the thinking process.

At 2 years, children enjoy rhymes (Jack and Jill went up the hill). By 3, they learn responses which require signs and reactions, as in the game Simon Says. At the age of 4, they can cluster thoughts and words; by 5 they deal with information in a series. In the process, children begin the progression from concrete to abstract thinking— from perceptual (I see) to conceptual (I put together in my mind).

The child who talks early is almost always of above-average intelligence. However, the reverse statement cannot be made. Although some gifted children talk 4 months earlier than the average child, some do not talk until they are 2- or 3-years-old (Einstein did not talk until he was 4). Parents often worry needlessly about averages and norms. Discussing concerns with a pediatrician may help the worried parent.

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