Speaking is a process which begins with thought. In other words, the words which come from the child are just an expression of the thoughts in the child’s mind. Yet, a closer look at the child can reveal that learning to speak is a major issue for the child. This is especially because most educators and parent s only focus on teaching the child other things such as reading and writing. As a result, many children especially those of ages 2-3 are more likely to face speech issues.
In the above photo, the children don’t seem to be quite aware of the things they are playing with. This indicates a gap between the environment and the way the child learns their speech. In the photo above, there are a number of issues which were going on. First, the child did not know the name of the object he was playing with. This creates a gap between the child’s ability to learn speech.
In this photo, the child is seen playing alone without an adult to help with the play. This places a limitation on the child’s ability to learn. As McMullen (1998) says, it is possible to see the child as they think especially during play. This is because as Diaz (2007) says, play is a way for the child to be able to learn. Helping the child to share their information is also important to help in learning speech skills (Marilyn & Williams-Kennedy, 2002). As Campbell and Green (2006) say, all literacy lessons are cantered towards culture. Using cultural artefacts is therefore necessary to help the child to lean their speech.
There are a number of issues which must be looked at when the education of the child is in question. Children learn in a very different way and it is necessary for educators to be able to know how to best improve the environment in which children learn. Most children in the modern education system are affected by a theory-practice gaps ...Show more