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Useful Tips for Encouraging Kids to Learn English at their Own Unique Pace by Daisy
It is important for parents to understand that every child’s language development goes at its own unique pace. Children may vary in their vocabulary development, reading comprehension and English communication skills. Some can hone their language skills quickly while others are a bit shy at first but eventually develop good communication skills through practice and constant exposure to the language. Do not worry if your kids are not as conversant and talkative as compared to other children. Instead, our role as parents is to motivate them to learn the English language at their own pace while they are just having fun. In this way, their communication skills as well as their self-confidence will just naturally improve.
First of all, the best way to promote language development for young learners is simply to talk to your them. They learn by experiencing and listening to everyday conversations. Thus, so the more language they are exposed to especially at home, the better. Additionally, we can put words to their actions. For example, when they play, you may initiate a conversation with them by asking what they like. We also need to pause in order to give them time to respond. Also, kids thrive on praise and positive encouragement. For them to be more motivated to speak the language, parents must not forget to give them compliments and to listen to them attentively when they speak.
Secondly, parents can help kids build their language skills by reading to them often. Every night before going to bed, I always make time to read stories to my son, Matthew. I noticed that he can recognize the characters of the book that I read and can pronounce the words more comfortably since I have repeatedly read the story to him. Another way to encourage their communication and social skills is to mimic their noises and say them back to them. You can also mirror their facial expressions and describe their actions as well as narrate what is happening around them. Finally, to promote language development for kids, it is important for parents to be the first role models of their kids. We must show them good speech habits by speaking clearly, looking at them in the eye, not interrupting, and giving them a chance to talk. You may also add on to what they say to give them an idea of more complex ways to articulate their ideas and requests. In addition, we can ask our child lots of questions and encourage them to ask questions too in order to keep the dialog going.