Language development Archives - Richland County First Steps to School Readiness

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May Step Up to School Readiness Goal

DOMAIN: Language Development and Communication SUBDOMAIN: Learning to Communicate DEVELOPMENTAL INDICATORS Infants (Birth to 12 months): Respond differently to facial expressions and tones of voice. Pay brief attention to the same object the caregiver is looking at. Engage in turn-taking during social and vocal play with adults and other children (babbling, imitating facial expressions, repeating […]

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Helping Children Develop Language

One of the most important gifts that parents can give to their children is the gift of language. According to literacy researchers Betty Hart and Todd Risley, by the age of three, 86% to 98% of the words used by each child were derived from their parents’ vocabularies. In their study, the educational researchers found […]