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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 a minimum of two developmentally appropriate activities for infants, the use of nursery rhymes is a classic technique as well as "books with single pictures of familiar and related items" (http://www.pbs.org/parents/childdevelopmenttracker/one/literacy.html) to use ...

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Language development in infants and toddlers is briefly summarized and referenced. References are also infused to validate the findings.

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o Clearly define and describe the stages of development the two.
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o Provide a detailed profile comparing the two age groups for each of the
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? Physical development
? Emotional development
? Cognitive development
? Intellectual development
? Language development
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