Expressive language is fundamental and essential to the development and growth of a child. During a child’s growth stages, they develop from being independent of parents to their independence. From an early age, children try to communicate by expressing themselves in different ways to their parents or teachers. Although teachers use many teaching approaches, expressive language is more effective in achieving better academically and in child development.
Pupils spend most of their childhood with their teachers, who are instrumental in shaping their character and behavior (Ribot et al., 2018). I would show the pupils the importance and benefits of expressing their feelings and needs. There are two scenarios where there is a happy and sad ending. The child who describes herself and asks for permission is pleased with the end and vice versa for the one who is afraid to do so. I would encourage them to have confidence and speak their minds. Interacting with the learners and asking them questions like “what they would do if they were in the same position’’ builds their self-esteem.
In conclusion, pupils will benefit more while being active participants rather than passive when interacting with other students or teachers. Teachers should create a conducive environment for students to be able to express themselves. They should be encouraged and involved in conversations with adults to boost their confidence. This activity will boost their self-esteem in solving problems, which will enable them to express themselves when needed to solve a problem.
Ribot, K. M., Hoff, E., & Burridge, A. (2018). Language use contributes to expressive language growth: Evidence from bilingual children. Child Development, 89(3), 929-940. Web.