Phonetic Ability in Improving Language Development in Early Childhood


  • Lasdame Srydevi Octavia Sihombing Universitas Indraprasta PGRI
  • Irwan Siagian Universitas Indraprasta PGRI



Phonetics, Language Development, Early Childhood


This articles aims to determine phonetic abilities in improving language development in early childhood. This research is a qualitative descriptive study. Data processing uses documentation and librarystudies. The research subjects were children aged 0-6 years. In general, phonetic development in children can be seen from the ability of receptive language and language production. When a child has been able to produce sounds in language (phonetics) correctly, begins to try to relate them to the meaning to be conveyed and uses the right arrangement of words in their expressions, the child is able to use expressive language forms in conveying ideas. By using expressive language to express the will to the other party, the child is able to receive a response from the interlocutor by using his receptive ability. one party uses expressive language and the other party uses receptive language and vice versa is a reciprocity which is often referred to as communication. The process of developing phonetic knowledge in early childhood starts from the infant, toddler, preschool, and kindergarten stages. Language development in children shows a specific character at each stage of its development. Language development in early childhood may vary, but naturally language development in children tends to have the same stages. These developments must be balanced to obtain optimal results. There are children aged 10-14 months who can say one word while there are children who cannot pronounce one word clearly. On the other hand, there are children aged 3 years who cannot understand simple instructions from their parents while on the other hand there are children who are able to understand the language spoken according to their parents' instructions.


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Sihombing, L. S. O., & Siagian, I. (2022). Phonetic Ability in Improving Language Development in Early Childhood. LITERATUS, 4(1), 146–150.
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