Preschooler Speech, Language and Literacy
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Children begin developing speech and language skills the moment they're born. Newborns quickly begin to recognize important sounds in their environment, such as their parents' voices. As they grow, babies start recognizing the sounds that form language, like the way syllables, words, and sentences work. For toddlers and preschoolers, language takes off from there!
What are speech, language, and literacy? Why are they important?
The first three years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development. That’s because a baby’s brain at this stage is best able to absorb language during this critical growth period. In this section, you’ll learn why speech and language play such an important role in your child’s development.
Learn about speech, language and literacy for preschoolers
In this section, you’ll learn about language – its developmental milestones, how everyday moments can help build your child’s skills, and how learning multiple languages can enhance your child’s
Everyday Opportunities for Speech, Language, and Literacy DevelopmentIt's important for parents and caregivers to understand the critical role they play in their child's language development. A child develops much of her capacity for learning during the earliest years, since this is the time when the brain undergoes its most dramatic growth.
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Multiple Languages in the Home - Benefits and MythsIs there more than one language spoken in your home? Does your child hear one language from you and another from his grandparents? The more languages, the better! The first three years of a child's life are the most critical for speech and language development because the brain is best able to absorb language during this period.
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