The first five years of a child’s life are very important for learning speech and language. From the time our little one’s are born, they start to communicate and learn to understand what we are saying and to make sounds of their own.
By 12 months, most children will take turns making sounds, say two or three words but not clearly, understand “no” and shake his or her head. By 18 months, most children will point to several body parts when asked, say about 30 or more words, and follow directions such as “drink your juice” or “sit down please”. By two to three years, most children will use short 2 to 4 word sentences, have a conversation with family members, listen to stories and answer simple questions, and begin to add endings to words, such as running, toys.
If you are concerned about your child’s language development or believe he or she needs a bit of extra help, the Partenaires du secteur Aylmer FREE Fun with Words Communications and Language Stimulation Workshops, offer parents fun and easy strategies to encourage your child to communicate, while helping you familiarize yourself with the stages of language development.
These workshops are offered to parents residing in Aylmer who are concerned by the language development of their 2-5 year old child.
WHEN: Saturdays, January 20 and 27, February 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 10:45 am to 12:15 pm
WHERE: CPE Les Petits Lurons, 104 Eardley Road in Aylmer.
Space is limited so sign-up soon to reserve your spot! You can contact:
Partenaires du secteur Aylmer
Please note: that every child develops in his or her own way and some children will take a little longer without there being any problem. Source for Language Milestones: First Words