It's something that many parents have said for years: that boys don't pick up talking as quickly as girls. A recent survey has endorsed this theory. One in six children found it difficult to learn to talk, with boys finding it more difficult than for girls of the same age. The survey was carried out by YouGov asking over 1,000 parents with children under seven how their children found learning to talk. 13% of girls had problems and 22% of boys had problems learning to talk and understanding speech.
When it came to significant problems, 5% of boys and only 2% of girls had difficulties.
The survey was carried out by Jean Gross, England's new communications champion. She commented that a person's ability to communicate was fundamental and is one of the most important skills a child can master.
Learning to talk is a natural process, so many of the problems that children experience are short lived. The most important aspect is to make your child feel understood. If they feel you are always correcting them, they may not take chances and try out new words and phrases. Children also develop at different rates in different ways. Some say nothing for a long time, but when they talk their language is completely clear and easy to understand. Others try out words which are more difficult to understand but are happy to chatter away.
Just talk as much as you can with your child: read books, sing songs, say rhymes and have fun together. If there's anything you're concerned about just speak to your GP or health visitor.
|<< <||> >>|
Hi! I'm Tikal the Toucan, the mascot for ToucanLearn. Follow my blog to find out interesting things relating to babies, toddlers and preschool children!
Sign up FREE to ToucanLearn to follow our activity based learning programme for babies, toddlers and children. We offer hundreds of fun learning craft, games and activities - every activity is aimed at the capabilities of your specific children. Download custom activity sheets, and log their progress in each child's unique Daily Diary!
You'll also find sticker and reward charts, certificates, number and letter practice. Every activity links into the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) areas of learning and development.
Fill in our Daily Diary to log progress against the EYFS and add photo entries instantly simply by sending them straight from your phone. You can share diaries back with parents or childminders so that everyone can enjoy watching your children develop.
activities animals art babies baby behaviour books «child development» childcare childminder children christmas colours communication confidence cooking counting craft «daily diary» development doctor drawing eating eyfs family «fine motor skills» food fruit fun games garden happy health healthy «healthy eating» ideas insects language «language development» learning letters «make believe» music nature numbers nursery ofsted outdoors parenting park pictures play pregnancy reading relax research routine safety school shapes sleep sounds speech sun television tips toddler toddlers toucanlearn «toucanlearn blog» toys vegetables water words writing
©2022 by ToucanLearn Ltd.Credits: CMS with Bootstrap