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Language Development in Infants and Toddlers

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According to Otto (2010), "During infancy and toddlerhood, children's language competencies develop in five areas of language knowledge: phonetic, semantic, syntactic, morphemic and pragmatic" (p.126). Identify a minimum of two developmentally appropriate activities for infants and two for toddlers that would enhance language knowledge. Explain which area or areas of language knowledge the activities support and the expected outcome of each. Share any experience you are aware of that effected your own or your child's language acquisition as an infant or toddler.

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As you identify two developmentally appropriate activities for infants, the classic activity of reading aloud from a picture book to an infant is a great activity to stimulate an awareness ...

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Examples of pragmatic toddler development are included and referenced in this tutorial.