What’s the age of a toddler forward this error screen to sharedip-10718048210. Your child’s vocabulary at age two could reveal their future success, researchers have claimed.
They found children with better academic and behavioural functioning when they started kindergarten often had better educational and societal opportunities as they grew up. They say children entering kindergarten with higher reading and math achievements are more likely to go to college, own homes, be married, and live in higher-income neighbourhoods as adults. Children entering kindergarten with higher reading and maths achievements more likely to go to college, own homes, be married and live in good neighbourhoods as adults. Gaps in oral vocabulary were evident between specific groups of children as young as age 2. Children from higher-income families, females, and those experiencing higher-quality parenting having larger oral vocabularies than their peers. Children born with very low birthweight or from households where the mother had health problems had smaller oral vocabularies.
The study points to very early roots of differences in school readiness, with growth in vocabulary playing a particularly important role. It found that children with larger oral vocabularies by age 2 arrived at kindergarten better prepared academically and behaviourally than their peers. The study was conducted by researchers at the Pennsylvania State University, the University of California, Irvine, and Columbia University, who analysed nationally representative data for 8,650 children in the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study-Birth Cohort, and appears in the journal Child Development. Two-year-olds’ vocabularies were measured via a parent survey, and their academic achievement in kindergarten was gauged via individually administered measures of reading and math.