Learning how to talk is an important journey that little ones take in their early development and as they prepare for literacy. Some children may experience more difficulty, while others will develop ahead of the curve. Some factors that may affect the different ways in which young ones learn include: gender, how many languages being learned, and any physical or mental disabilities that may affect speech development. Find out more about how to help your own little one with the following resources available at your library.
- Early Childhood Speech Development
Beyond Baby Talk: From Speaking to Spelling: A Guide to Language and Literacy Development for Parents and Caregivers by Kenn Apel and Julie J. Masterson
- Speech Problems
Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know by Patricia McAleer Hamaguchi
The Silent Child: Exploring the World of Children Who Do Not Speak by Laurent Danon-Boileau, translated by Kevin Windle
- Bilingual Speech Development