Develop your child's language skills with respect to their age

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Categories: Learning through Play,Development

The first four years of life are the most intensive period for attaining speech and language skills. It is important to offer children a world that is rich with sounds and regular exposure to other people’s speech.

Imaginative pretend play supports your kid’s verbal development, especially when they use newfound language skills while having fun creating role-play stories e.g. with LEGO® sets. In addition, LEGO bricks also help develop other aspects of your child, such as their fine motor skills, creativity or sociability.

LEGO® DUPLO® sets are the ideal toy for children aged 18 months and up because of the large bricks that fit perfectly in their little hands. Four-year olds will love the LEGO® Juniors sets, which are designed to introduce them to fascinating world of classical small LEGO bricks.

1.5- 2 year old 

Children aged 1.5–2 years learn to perceive and repeat sounds and simple words. Their vocabulary consists of approximately 15 words. Develop your child’s verbal skills with LEGO® DUPLO® My First sets, which are created especially for toddlers. Teach them the sound the tractor makes when you start the engine. Or build your own special vehicle that makes funny sounds. Your little builder will love such games!

   

2- 3 year old 

LEGO® DUPLO® sets are a fun way to teach children to speak – through naming things, animals, colors and counting. For 2- to 3-yearolds, animals represent everyday fun. They just love them! They know what noises they make, they try to feed them and understand their names.

   

4 year old 

4-year-olds love telling and inventing stories and playing on their own! At this age their fine motor skills are developed and it’s the perfect time to introduce them to LEGO® Juniors sets. The sets include classic LEGO bricks and easy-to-follow manuals that help children move up quickly to actual play and personalised story-telling. For instance, with the new Mia’s Farm Suitcase, they can tell a story about Mia’s amazing day on the farm spent training and grooming her cute little foal!

Play tip

Play games that expand your child’s vocabulary. Here is one idea: prepare a box filled with items (for example, favorite toys) that your child knows very well. Then pull out an item from the box and describe it: “It’s a black animal. It has four legs. It can run and jump, and it goes moo.” When your child guesses correctly, change the roles.

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