Language skills build a foundation that helps children make the transition to literacy. Children begin to develop language skills that they need for reading as early as in their infancy. Babies listen to the sounds that make up the words when adults talk and then try to imitate what they hear. As they grow, babies will begin to understand common words and use them one by one. Around age 2, children start to put together simple sets of words. By age 3, he or she can begin to express opinions, needs and feelings. Children's language development can be nourished by exposure to a variety of sounds, rhythms, and language patterns.
Toys that encourage listening, creating sounds, mimicking words, and making word associations build and strengthen children's linguistic skills.
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