At 'the magic years', preparations for language development gently surround the children from the very first day. He has a variety of experiences and his capacity to talk is mobilised. He hears and is encouraged to use precise vocabulary, one that increases everyday. His pronunciation is perfected. His hands are benefited by motor activities which prepare him for writing.
The three senses of sight, sound and touch help him associate each letter with the sound it makes. He is fascinated with the relationship among letters that form words, the order of words in a sentence and the grammatical analysis of the parts of a sentence.