Reading and Writing Skills

The spoken form of language is what most children learn at home, but most societies require the skills of reading and writing for them to...


Sharing Language Skills

Families today span the globe due to work situations and social mobility, and it can be a good way for them to encourage their children...


Bi-lingual Home Environments

Society has become very mobile, and people move to foreign countries all the time. They might have originally thought to stay only a few years...


Communication Without Speaking

Children possess a remarkable ability to connect and communicate, even when they do not share a common language. Their innate curiosity, creativity, and willingness to...


Learning The Mother Tongue

No matter where a child grows up, the original language they learn from their family is considered their mother tongue. The informal spoken version is...


Learning Languages As Children

Learning a new language is often seen as a monumental task for adults, but for children, it can seem almost effortless. This difference has intrigued...

Babies are born without any language skills, but they soon learn them from their families. It does not matter what language their family speaks, and they might learn several if they grow up in a bi-lingual home environment. Hearing a language spoken every day is how they pick up vocabulary, and they apply it through actions and approval by their parents. When they use a word correctly, they might be rewarded with a smile or hug. Incorrect usage of a word is often met with a frown, and some parents will correct their children immediately to help them learn.

Children born in one country and moved to another will often pick up a second language quickly. If they are taught a new language in school, they will also pick it up just as quick when they are young. Older children and adults often struggle to learn a new language, but those with a natural talent or determination can master a second language at any age.