The Need to Close the Vocabulary Gap Before Kindergarten

- Many children are already behind before they even enter kindergarten. A recent Stanford University research confirmed that children who are lagging in language development at 18 months will know about half as many words as their peers when they reach the age of 4.

-A child’s vocabulary by age 4 is a good gauge of future school performance: a poor vocabulary implies inferior reading comprehension, difficulty in understanding new words, and limited communication skills. Parents who talk, read and sing to their children regularly will have provided them millions of words by the time they reach school age. A good way to close the vocabulary gap, before kindergarten.

 

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