Promoting Language Development in Children: Insights and Guidance from Dr. Maria Sera of the U of M’s College of Education & Human Development
Language skills are essential to academic learning, positive relationships and clear thinking. Parents have a crucial role in promoting language development in children through simple, everyday interactions from infancy to adulthood, whether or not English is the primary language at home and whether or not a child is bilingual.
Dr. Maria Sera, who has spent her adult life studying language development in children at the U of M’s Institute of Child Development, brings research-based information to help you provide the solid language foundation your child needs.
What do you think was the most important message or tip Dr. Sera provided? What did you hear that surprised you in the discussion of language development in children?
For the U of M’s College of Education and Human Development, click here.
For Dr. Sera’s Language and Cognitive Development Laboratory, click here.
For Colorín Colorado resources (a website for English language learners), click here.
For OneAmerica’s resources for parents speaking their home language with their children, click here.
For more about The 30 Million Word Gap, click here.
For Patricia Kuhl’s TED talk on The linguistic genius of babies, click here.
For an Early Language Development tip sheet, click here.
For a Supporting Second Language Development tip sheet, click here.