From 4 or 5 months, babies begin to have an innate interest in language and acquire that ability from the people around them. That is why the company of adults is so important in these early stages, otherwise you run the risk of not developing language correctly.
There are studies that state that electronic toys that talk or have loud noises do not help this development at all, even delay it, since talking toys turn parents and children into mere bystanders, resulting in less conversations and personal interactions vital to language progress. Therefore, the simpler a toy is, the more motivation it takes on the part of the adult and the child to bring it to life and communicate with it. InGuiainfantil.com We leave you some basic games to encourage language.
Based on this premise, we must take into account the child's age, they will not be the same games for a baby who begins to speak his first words to those of a 5-year-old child. Although conversations between parents and children are essential for any age, with this we will reinforce vocabulary and understanding at any stage of the child. Keep in mind that the greater the knowledge of the language, the greater the mental development.
1- Riddles and tongue twisters: This game improves pronunciation, comprehension and vocabulary. They must be simple so that the child can repeat them, since through repetition the child strengthens his knowledge.
2- Teach him songs and tell him stories: With songs you will improve your language fluency and strengthen your memory; while with the stories he will expand vocabulary, learn empathy, grow his imagination and his communication skills when he has to tell them.
3- Do puppet theater: It is an excellent way for you to learn to distinguish different types of languages depending on the character they handle, and it will also encourage dialogue between them.
4- Building blocks: For the little ones it is a good way to begin to verbalize their wishes. They must solve problems through basic concepts of space.
5- Doll games, kitchens, costumes: All the fictional games in which the child has to adopt imitation roles such as father, mother, cook, firefighter ... help to relate to the real world and to reproduce many daily activities.
6- Recorders and telephones: Listening to themselves speak, they correct pronunciation errors and stimulate them to improve their language, favoring communication with others.
7- Board games: A basic social game to be able to express oneself correctly with others, solving problems and taking turns.
8- Books: The most important toy for developing language since they are babies. At the beginning through the illustrations we can interact with the baby and teach him the sounds of animals for example, starting with some simple words from the daily routine. Then you will expand your vocabulary, your syntax and your knowledge. A book is always the best ally of language!
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