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Children acquire language from 2 to 3 years old. In fact, it is one of the greatest achievements that children make at this stage. It is a very sensitive period for verbal communication, since the child naturally incorporates the words he hears in his environment into his day-to-day life and in his games. He limits himself to listening, imitating and repeating in order to enrich his vocabulary.
At this age, each month they add 6 to 10 new words to their vocabulary. The vocabulary of a two-year-old is 150 to 300 words. A three-year-old already uses 1500-2000 words fluently and naturally.
It is important help our children in language acquisition. We can help them with the acquisition of new words, for example visiting new places or reading stories to our children, stories are an incredible way to transmit vocabulary.
It is also an important task for parents, to be able to help their children in the correct pronunciation of words. Help them in the correct phonetics of the words, in the pronunciation of the letters that they mix or do not pronounce correctly. We have to invite him to repeat the sound, teaching him how to pronounce it properly.
There are letters that cost them more or that they mix and they will be phonemes that they learn to pronounce in the last stages of language acquisition, sounds like R, L, Z or S that they pronounce correctly in some cases even around 5 years. But we can help you indicating how to put the tongue on the palate or in the teeth so that they understand how the sound is produced and repeat it, for example the Z, which is a sound that is difficult for them to pronounce, the child can be told 'you have to stick your tongue out and bite it'.
In this way we can teach our children how to pronounce phonemes from an early age and we ensure the correct acquisition of language to prevent children from catching vices with incorrect pronunciations of words that will later be more difficult to eliminate.
Through language the child is also acquiring the ability to name your inner world. Now is the time when you start naming your emotions and feelings as well. The 2 - 3 year old child is beginning to build his emotional world, so it is vitally important to be careful and precise with the labels that we are giving to our son so that he can incorporate them when naming his new and unrecognizable emotional world.
The baby does not know if he is sad or angry, he borrows the word of his father or mother, that when he feels in a certain way they tell him 'how angry you are' or 'how happy you look' and thus the child begins to to name, to recognize and to know that when he feels in a certain way he is called 'sad', 'happy', 'happy', 'angry'.
There are 3015 words in the dictionary that describe emotional states, the more words we can give to our child so that he begins to understand his emotional world, we will be giving him a gift that will accompany him throughout his life.
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