Having an early exposure to language gives a child a greater ability to master language aspects faster and more effectively, as the study’s preliminary findings suggest.
New York City, NY (PRWEB) November 12, 2012
An ongoing research project currently taking place at the University of Gothenburg (Sweden) looks at how linguistic structured play for young children at the age of four can actually encourage the awakening of children’s language acquisition.
The initial findings suggest that language games can indeed promote the stimulation of language development, especially the children's ability and competency in distinguishing linguistic sounds. When children have an advanced phonetic awareness, this suggests that their reading development will benefit as well.
As Marc Slater, 7 Speed Reading software director, commented, “Games have always been hailed as an effective and engaging method for language teaching with kids. This study gives us hope that language games used as early as at the age of four can indeed have a great impact on children’s later reading competency.”
Putting this study into a larger perspective, it's easy to identify future benefits, such as how to speed read faster, and how to increase information retention. Having an early exposure to language gives a child a greater ability to master language aspects faster and more effectively, as the study’s preliminary findings suggest.
Slater concludes, “We shouldn’t underestimate the power of children's language games for encouraging and instilling linguistic competencies in young learners. On the contrary, we should more enthusiastically endorse and practically encourage learning through play. Speed reading software developers are already working towards that goal. However, more effort is needed from schools and teachers to follow through and implement more games when teaching younger learners.”
As games contribute to a child's phonetic awareness of language, this helps build a firm basis upon which later written language will be based. In fact, the more extended and precise our oral mastery of language is, the easier it will be to transfer that knowledge from the verbal to the written level. Obviously, early games will lead to later school success.
For more information about how play can contribute in reading development and how children can benefit from using 7 Speed Reading, please visit the official website at http://www.7speedreading.com.
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