Thursday, September 30, 2010

Children who can't communicate

Today's parents are spending less time to talked to their children at mealtimes or reading to them at bedtime than previous generations did. "Children are starting primary school with a speaking age of just 18 months and the number unable to form simple sentences is rising," reports a certain newspaper. In Britain for example, "18 percent of children aged 5(more than 100,000) fail to meet the expected level of speech for their age." Hence, many children who cannot understand basic instructions or express their needs "like foreigners in the classroom," not able to understand what is going on.