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Day-to-day language training in day-care centers

Why is language promotion useful?

By learning the language, children are excellently prepared for life. Once a child can speak, they will be better understood. This leads to less frustration, misunderstandings and conflicts. It is therefore important that even small children are encouraged in their language development. This is best done not only at home, but also in daycare. Because many children spend a large part of the day there. So people who look after children have an important role to play. You need to watch the children closely so that they notice delayed language development. But the most important thing is to be a linguistic role model for the children. The age of the children is of secondary importance. From birth onwards, babies benefit from a good language role model, and even during pregnancy, mothers can familiarize their babies with the language by singing and reading aloud.

Language support for daycare children

The language becomes particularly interesting in the course of the second and third year of life. The children of crèche age speak their first word and then learn new words almost every day. For children who grow up multilingual, this process can take a little longer. Nevertheless, a crèche child should have reached the magic word limit of 50 words by the age of two. Once the child has reached this milestone, there is usually a big leap in language development and the new words can hardly be counted. Both in the phase of learning the first words and in the subsequent phase, a language role model is extremely important for the child.

What does everyday language support mean?

A few years ago it was assumed that good material was important in language training. On the market you will therefore find a large number of picture books and picture cards for stimulating speech, various board games that are intended to encourage speaking and many suggestions for speaking and singing circles.

All of these materials and ideas are excellent tools and can especially help children with language developmental delays. However, today we know that it is not necessary to use specially made game material. Language training always takes place in day-to-day nurseries. Whether having breakfast together, changing diapers or looking at a picture book together. Even when bringing and picking up or playing in nature, the language of a toddler is encouraged.

The name for this is language support integrated into everyday life. It includes any activity that we do with a child, including non-verbal activities. Because facial expressions and gestures also promote the development of language. Language support integrated into everyday life works best if you focus on the child. What is the child interested in, what does it need? How can I linguistically accompany every situation and thus give the child security?

Requirements for good language training in the day nursery

In order for the language to be successfully promoted in everyday life, the caregivers of the children must be ready to reflect on themselves. How do I talk to the child? Am I using appropriate language? The language must be adapted to the age and level of development of the child. If a child is overwhelmed by our language and does not understand us, it switches off. It no longer listens and so cannot learn anything. Educators and parents have to put themselves in the child’s shoes and learn to understand them in order to be a good role model.

Using the following list, professionals can reflect for themselves:

  • How fast do i speak
  • How do I emphasize?
  • Do I take enough breaks when speaking?
  • How long are my sentences?
  • Is my language appropriate for the age of the child?
  • Avoid baby talk
  • Use questions
  • use corrective feedback
  • Challenge but not overwhelm

The last item in the list clearly shows that language teaching can and should be practiced in young children. It is important to reflect again and again and to do better next time. Children need challenges, they want to learn new things. However, learning is not fun if you are overwhelmed.

Why language training is so important in the day nursery

The challenge in the daycare center is that every child is an individual and that children of different ages and levels of development are cared for together. That is why it is particularly important to promote language skills in day-care centers in everyday situations. Only there is enough time for each child. Situations like changing diapers can be used well as individual time with the child. Conversations and small requests such as “Can you give me a diaper?” or “Go up the stairs” and Singspiele not just the language, but the entire development.

By integrating the language into everyday life, other areas of development are also looked at and promoted. Language is closely related to emotional and cognitive development. But development areas such as motor skills are also closely linked to the language center. That is why people like to talk about holistic development.

Ideas for promoting language in the crèche age

  • Picture books that encourage speaking and participation
  • photos
  • Songs, singing games
  • Books in rhyme form, poems
  • Finger games, knee riders
  • Prayers before dinner
  • Board games for crèche children
  • Make narrative circles
  • Puppet theater


Sebastian Götz
Sebastian Götzhttps://krippenzeit.de
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