Did you notice that your baby could go from not speaking at all to speaking fluently and in complete sentences in just a few years time? The reason for this is that babies are linguistic geniuses. That means that they are programmed to learn language during the first years of life. Parents that know this can really benefit their preschool by introducing language at a time when it is easiest to learn.
Preschoolrs are able to learn language easily.
If you are bilingual you can speak to your child in multiple languages and your preschooler will be able to speak both languages with ease and without error. But what is you are not able to speak more than one language? How can you benefit your child during this critical period of development?
Your preschooler's developing brain is not partial to what language you teach them. At birth all languages are foreign, but the brain will focus in on the languages in your child's environment and those are the languages your child will learn.
Language does not necessarily include only spoken language. Small children and preschoolers are able to learn sign language and written language. Preschoolers are able to learn to read during this period of their lives with ease and speed. This is exciting news for those of us who want to make the most of this critical period but do not speak foreign languages.
Preschoolers think learning to read is fun.
Have you ever noticed that your preschooler has an incredible desire to learn new things? Babies are born with a zest to learn as much as they can during their first years of life. This excitement over learning is a key factor in successfully teaching your preschooler to read. This desire to learn is one of the number one reasons that preschoolers can learn to read easily and quickly.
Teaching your preschooler to read will foster a love of learning in your child.
When parents and caregivers set out to teach their preschooler to read, they are investing in their child's future. Reading to your child is one of the most beneficial activities you can do with your child. Reading to your preschooler will aid in the development of their vocabulary and their grasp of the written word. Since written language differs from the way we speak, we help our children to understand the flow of the written word when we read to our children. There is so much to learn from books. Spend time every day reading to your preschooler.