Posted on April 10, 2017 : Posted in Legacy Academy


Supporting language development in a child’s first five years is one of a parent’s most

important tasks. Children who learn to be effective communicators are more likely to be

successful in all areas of their later schooling.

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Because children seem to naturally learn language, we often assume that language just

happens. Children actually learn to talk from direct and indirect interactions with more

competent speakers and their environment. Here are some ways you can build your

child’s language capacity. Talk to your child during all daily routines, provide words to

go along with your actions and with things that your child is noticing in the

environment. Don’t correct speech, elaborate and extend on it. Read books daily,

showing your child the pictures and pointing to words that go along with them. Help

them see the connection between the symbols we call letters and the words we speak.

Model good listening, and seek out meaningful conversations with children of every

age. That’s your Legacy Academy minute! Join the Legacy Academy family of

schools—and give your legacy the opportunity of a lifetime.

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