Child, at this age, is in developing stage in all aspects. Talking to a child is never easy to do especially when you need something from them. When you are talking to a child, with an age from after birth to five, you actually do some changes. You change those things to communicate in child world in which they treat you like you belong with them, like you are really a child. But, you don’t obviously do these things when talking to an adult that seems to be obvious that it was an embarrassing act for any of them. Here are some things you do when talking to a child, but not when talking to an adult:
1. Change Pitch. Here is the basic thing you can do if you want them to reply to your speech. People have different voice pitches and few of them have scary voices as of Frankenstein, Dracula, Scary clown, and some other big voices that really scare a child. A child don’t want to be yell of, so when you are talking to a child, try to change your voice pitch to match their voices so you can communicate with them nicely. Lowering your voice is effective to deal with a child but not to an adult. Try to talk with someone ahead of you with your voice likely to be a dwarf’s. Obviously, it is a funny act, so don’t talk to someone, except to a child, with your voice pitch changed.
2. Speak Slowly. If you want to understand your words when you are talking to a child, you have to speak slowly. When you act this thing, a child might understand what you are saying and it will help you to communicate more with them. Children will response when they understand the topic or the title, and barely pardon something they don’t understand. They always ask for anything, as their curiosity is very high at their age so you need to explain many things with them. Basically, you need to repeat and repeat some things to a child until they learned them. But if you explain something slowly to them, they might learn them quickly. Unlike to a child, adults are faster learner but rarely there are cases that need some special treatment just like a child, repeat and repeat until they got it.
3. Bend Down. When talking to someone smaller than you, you actually do bend down to them for better communication and to further the conversation. It is actually the usual thing but some of us don’t really bend down when talking to an adult, even if they are too small for us. We don’t do this to them, we do this to a child when talking. Obviously, because of their height, we just bend down ourselves but sometimes we do sit on our feet and level to their height. It is better to have a conversation with someone if you talk straight to each other with the level of your faces. If you bend down yourself when talking to someone not a child, you better have a face to face act if you want to lengthen the tine.
4. Use small Words. Shortening the words, like having a shortcut, will be difficult for someone to understand. For a child who needs a lot of guidance in many things, shortening the words will help them get it quickly. Root words or key words are the first thing they should learn to keep those things in their mind. Remember they don’t have enough knowledge in speaking so it is better also to shorten your sentences. Detailed sentences can be understand by an adult but don’t use any small words, that it will cause misunderstanding. When you command a child with a single word they know, they will do it. But when you command an adult with a single word, the reply will, “What?!” and “Pardon?!”.
5. Make Faces. This is actually the weirdest thing you could ever do to a child. You actually do this thing when you feed a child with something. You don’t want to try it when talking to an adult, it is very funny act, promise. If you don’t want to be popular on youtube, don’t make those faces. For a child who is not yet talking, you make faces to allow them to follow your acts and moves. These help them to remember the things they don’t know yet when doing something.