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Abstract

Language skills help children get some more information and improve their ability to understand, interact and socialize with other learners in the teaching/learning process. This study was designed to investigate how early childhood educational experiences influence the language development of children in primary schools in Buea municipality. The study employed the descriptive survey design and quantitative research methodology. The simple random sampling technique and the snowball were used to collect data from a total sample of 30 primary school teachers. The main instrument used for this study was the questionnaire. Data collected were analyzed descriptively using means and percentages computed with the help of the SPSS. Findings of the study revealed that: 1) there is a significant influence of teachers’ teaching methods on the development of language skills by primary school pupils in the Buea Municipality; and 2) Home environment has a significant influence on the development of language skills by primary school children in Buea. Based on these findings, it was recommended that teachers should be encouraged to make use of more interactive teaching methods that engage the learners; parents should provide assistance to young children in their learning, provide learning materials for them and expose them to the schools language of instruction. Again, the state should invest more on the provision of instructional materials for the teaching of pupils in basis education

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Early childhood education teaching methods home environment language development

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Ajongakoh Raymond Bella 2021. The influence of early childhood educational experiences on the language development of primary school children in the buea municipality. International Journal on Integrated Education. 4, 2 (Feb. 2021), 283-298. DOI:https://doi.org/10.31149/ijie.v4i2.1255.

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