Consider the difference between the way parents speak to, dress, and select toys for boys and girls.
What are some implications or differences in the ways adults speak to boys and girls?
What can parents and caregivers do to promote infants’ language development?
How does learning a language during this age help develop cognitive skills in the future?
How might the selection of clothing and toys affect development?
During early childhood, children’s abilities to understand, to process, and to produce language also flourish in an amazing way (Raymond, 2014). Young children experience a language explosion between the ages of 3 and 6. Parent speak to children differently at tender ages depending on the sex of the child and this is what informs their gender especially when it is done during tender ages. The kinds of toys bought to boys are different from the ones bought for girls. The implication is that the way children are cultured at young ages informs their roles when they grow up.