Language Development in Infants and Toddlers. Read Chapters 4 and 5 of the class text and explore the recommended websites:
PBS Parents: http://www.pbs.org/parents/
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.