The Role of Mother’s Communication Patterns on the Children’s Language Development

  • Gunarti Dwi Lestari, Umi Anugerah Izzati, Dian Eka Indriani


Children's language development is an important thing for early childhood development. One of the factors that can affect a child's language development is the communication of people who are closest to them, especially their mother. This study aim is to investigate the influence of the communication made by the mother of the child's language development. The research method conducted a quantitative approach. The subjects in this study were 126 mothers with kindergarten age children, who live in Surabaya. Data collection methods were done by using the scale of communication patterns and the scale of language development. The data analysis technique used in this study is a linear regression analysis using the SPSS program. The result of this study indicates that there is an influence of the mother's communication patterns on children's language development. This means that mothers who have active communication patterns with children will improve their child's language development. The results of this study are expected to provide input to parents to frequently make active and positive communication to stimulate children's language development.