Promoting Language Development

Promoting Language Development

Research suggests a child’s ability to use and understand words is directly related to their reading and writing abilities later in life. This course offers strategies to support your child’s conversation skills and vocabulary knowledge.

In this course, you will discover:

  • The importance of oral language development for young children
  • Methods for promoting oral language development through play, conversation, and appropriate modeling
  • Strategies for using a read-aloud and discussion to promote oral language development

Important Fact

Speaking and listening skills form the foundation of early literacy. Young children learn word meaning (vocabulary) and sentence structure by listening to adults. Through speaking, children put their knowledge of language and understanding of key concepts to use. Therefore, language development should be a major focus during early childhood development.