Motor and Language Development

Fall 2018 Class Article

Week #4

This week's article is called Developing language in a developing body: the relationship between motor development and language development. Please find the article here: Motor Development and Language Development Article

While I don't agree with the strict timelines that are represented in terms of motor development in this article, I think that this is very interesting as your little ones are all beginning to discover their voices in new ways. Depending on your child's position, on their tummies, in sitting, on all fours or standing, their ability to vocalize changes. Identical sound sequences like mama or dada often begin to develop once mouthing (putting objects in their mouths as discovery) decreases.

Take a moment and pay attention to the way your child uses his/her voice. Have you ever noticed the repetition or intensity in sounds that your child makes when they are banging two toys together? Or the sounds that they make when they are learning to run or crawl and begin to make high pitched sounds when they want to move faster?

I hope that you enjoy this wonderful article!

Reference

Iverson, Jana M. (2010, January 25). Developing language in a developing body: the relationship between motor development and language development. Retrieved from https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2833284/