Promoting Language with BookBy Lauren Lowry, Hanen Certified SLP and Clinical Staff Writer for The Hanen Center A short excerpt
“A recent article by some American researchers who study early language development suggested that there are six conditions in a child’s environment that promote language learning . Furthermore, these six conditions for language-learning can be promoted while parents read with their child, which makes books a terrific language-learning tool.”
Children need to hear many words often
Children learn best when adults are responsive to them
Words are learned when meanings are made clear.
Vocabulary and grammar are learned together.
Read, read, read”