Key Factors of Early Language Development and Learning

1496 WordsJun 19, 20186 Pages
It goes without question that the degree of involvement and kind of relationship developed between a parent and a child is of great influence and may benefit the child’s cognitive and behavioral development. The kind of parent-child rapport obtained can also hinder these developments if the relationship fails to fulfill the common day-to-day necessities of a child while he or she goes through developmental changes. After much deliberation, reading and research it is to no surprise that the kind of relationship established between a parent and a child serves as the foundation as well as the building blocks for children to grow into well rounded, successful adults. Factors such as amount of income, degree of involvement, play time, parent…show more content…
Play time then can be organized in a certain manner which will help the child’s social development growth. Furthermore, in another article it was found that if parents transform knowledge sharing into a game or another form of play time it not only helps children in literacy development, but it creates a learning environment which demands that both parent and child invest themselves in a healthy nurturing relationship (Scipio, 2006). Parental involvement with children’s teachers, classroom activities, homework and so on have all shown to increase and improve a child’s performance in school (Scipio, 2006). Although a child’s schooling will have a great influence on his or her literacy development it has been noticed that without the parent-child relation who engages in book readings there would be a lower and much more mediocre level of literacy development. In 2007, Scipio reported that home literacy and parent-child relationships have more of a positive influence in a child’s academic achievement than schooling alone. It is also important to keep in mind that the manner in which a parent engages in home literacy highly increases a child’s overall literacy development or if executed poorly can cause a learning plateau. That being said, this brings me to another article which further solidifies that parents need to be a child’s partner when it comes to learning and sharing knowledge (Edie & McNelis, 2008).
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