Iris Hambling Releases BIG WORDS FOR LITTLE TONGUES
AUCKLAND, New Zealand
A child's speech and language development becomes more advanced beginning around age three through age five. Receptive language skills during this period become more sophisticated; a child learns to make subtle distinctions between objects and relationships. Also, the child can understand multi-step requests. Most children also gradually speak more fluently and use proper grammar more consistently.
"Big Words for Little Tongues" written by Iris Hambling and Stella Karaman is a special fun picture book of "tricky" words that many young preschool English-speaking children find difficult to say. It includes colorful pictures and words to guide children in developing their language skills and distinguishing one object from another.
As speech develops, children often muddle up sounds and parts of longer words because they have not listened carefully and the word is hard to recall or because their tongues find it difficult to coordinate the required movements. The "tricky words" in this book have been tested with preschoolers and are presented in order of difficulty. It should be read in the spirit of fun while children feel proud to learn to say the harder words.