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Red books

The red books encompass actions and qualities. The child does often start to combine words and to use suffixes. Thus, it is important that the adult explains what objects and people do and their qualities. Time to leave questions lika “how sounds”, “where is” and “what is” to more complicated questions.

A particular difficulty in the Swedish language is how to use negations such as the word “not”. The most complicated sentences with the word “not” might still not be understood until after a few more years. Furthermore, the Swedish language is filled with irregular grammatical patterns and it is common that also native children use them wrongly until school-age.

While talking with your child, try to not comment on pronunciation or grammatical mistakes, but try to demonstrate how the correct version should sound. You could for instance ask “You mean …?”

However, if the child uses the wrong word for a concepts they are usually less sensitive if the parent corrects them. E.g. “It is not a whale, it is a shark”.

It is positive for the language development to be polite and kind to children, to talk a lot and explain things. Even if you want the child to do certain things, try to express it in a polite way. “Would you please dress yourself.”