Speech and language are part of the communication that develops at an amazing speed. The vocabulary is enriched with a lot of new words, the child begins to form more and more complex sentences, but nevertheless, the specialists argue that he still understands more terms than he can express verbally. Discover other features of speech and language for the young child, but also how you can help their development!
Development of language and speech in 2-3 year olds
Between 2 and 3 years, the language of the child has an amazing development. At this age, it is more desirable to never speak and test how certain words sound, to imitate others and to absorb as a sponge into vocabulary everything you hear around. It is the age of curiosity, filled with the question that will exasperate you: "Why?".
The young child is able to use around 50 words in the vocabulary, which he can combine in short sentences. But his vocabulary includes many more words, over 200, say specialists. It is able to form sentences of up to 4 words. But even if he speaks less, he is able to understand many more words.
By the age of 3 anisors, the child's language should enter the grammatical stage, which means he should be able to express himself as correctly as possible. By the time you enter preschool, both you and those around you should understand over 70% of the things you say.
How do you stimulate the development of language and speech in 2-3 year olds?
At this stage, the child should use the language freely and be encouraged to speak as much as possible. The development of the language and speech of the little one depends a lot on the environment in which he is raised. The constant communication with the child is the one that most helps to develop the language and speech at this age.
Encourage him to constantly use words to ask for different things, not just point them with his finger. Ask open-ended questions, which will cause him to formulate more complex answers than a simple "yes" or "no". It is the period when it is important to teach him how to use words and language to solve problems and understand certain things around him.
It stimulates the child to express their feelings through words, from that age. Even if only at preschool age you will be able to remember and associate states with terms and words, it is important to start getting acquainted with them from now on.
It starts with the simplest of emotions and experiences. Explain to him that when he laughs and is happy, he is said to be happy or happy, and that when he cries and is moroccan, he is said to be sad. If until now, he manifests these behavioral experiences, through gestures and reactions, it is important to encourage him to replace them with terms and words.
Daily reading remains one of the best tools for stimulating language and speech development at 2-3 years. By reading books, the child is exposed to new terms and words, which he learns and absorbs in the vocabulary. At the same time, he is stimulated to ask questions, to find out what is happening, why some events take place.
Encourage him to actively participate in the reading and to express his opinion on the events that take place in the story you read! It also exposes the child to a language environment as correct and appropriate to his age, so that you can be a model of speech and language for him.
Remember that at this age, the little boy absorbs in his vocabulary everything he hears and does not endeavor to use in his current speech the new words he assimilates, even if he does not understand what they mean. If exposed to inappropriate language, meaning trivial words are used, the child will take them in and use them, without knowing that they are inappropriate.
What progress has your child made in speaking up to the age of 3? How did you help him develop his language and speech? Tell us your tricks in the comment section below!
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