Very easy tip when teaching your child adjectives

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Children who grow up with languages that are structured noun-adjective learn adjectives faster than those who have languages that are structured adjective-noun.

Saying “the cat black” draws the child’s focus first to the cat and then it’s quality of being black. Saying “the black cat” is confusing for the child because they don’t yet know what black is suppose to mean so it’s ignored and discarded at first.

So, if you’re trying to teach a child their first adjectives, structure statements like “This bird is red” instead of “This is a red bird.” or “Which car is blue?” instead of “Which one is the blue car?”

References

The Effects of Feature-Label-Order and Their Implicationsfor Symbolic Learning

Why Jonny Can’t Name his colors – Scientificamerican.com

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