“Oral language development grows increasingly more important when children enter the formal school years. Teachers expect children to listen to and follow directions with more than two steps, ask and answer questions with plenty of details, and resolve conflicts with peers using spoken words. Oral language development also impacts reading abilities. Research indicates that the number of words a child knows at age three is a reliable predictor of reading abilities in third grade.”
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