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How do children begin to understand the code of language?

Language is a code that children learn usually quite painlessly. It’s the understanding of this code that supports the future development of reading and writing. Understanding symbolism, that one thing can stand for another, is the basis of all language. This understanding is supported by children’s imaginations and their ability to pretend.

Good for looking at

  • Language development
  • Emerging pretend play
  • Understanding symbolism
  • Encouraging a love of books
  • First words
  • Two word sentences