Language development is a course during which a child learns to communicate and understand speech during childhood. From the first day of life, kids develop language skills in a rapid manner. Babies react strongly to the human voice and prefer it to other sounds. Specifically, they incline toward a higher pitch that is normal for female voices. They are additionally mindful of the human face, particularly when the face is talking. Albeit crying is the child’s essential method for correspondence upon entering the world, language quickly starts to create through imitation and repetition.
During the first year of life, infants acquire such abilities as sound recognition, reacting to familiar faces and voices, responding to the changes in the tone of voice, laughing, sighing, and many others. Most importantly, they are interested in conversation by replying to someone’s phrases. Parents who want their babies to speak soon should encourage them to imitate vowel and consonant-like sounds such as “ma” or “da” (Adamson, 2018). In addition, they can teach children to imitate facial expressions, gestures, animal sounds, and actions like clapping, kissing, or others. Reading books or pronouncing tongue twisters may be also beneficial for language development.
Adamson, L. (2018). Communicating development during infancy. Routledge.