HOW CAN MY CHILD IMPROVE THEIR GRAMMAR AND SENTENCE STRUCTURE?
When children are learning to talk and are using 2 – 3 word "sentences", they begin to put grammar into their sentences. Researchers have found the first grammatical words in English are often “in, on”, the “-ing” ending on verbs (such as “running”) and the plural “s” at the end of words (such as “cats”). They also start using the pronoun “I” instead of “me”. They progress to other grammatical words and rules.
By the time your child starts school, he or she should be using correct grammar almost all the time. Some errors may remain such as "brang" for "brought" and other past tense words. Speech pathologists can give you information on your child’s grammar development and ideas to help you to teach the grammar rules to your child. Fiona can give you suggestions and also teach grammar rules by using toys and games to make learning fun.