Introduction to the Word Gap
What is the word gap? It is common sense that humans are apt to learn a language more comprehensively when they have no choice but to speak it. This is why language immersion program are both the most successful and sought after learning programs around. While immersion is normally used to describe the summer-long tips to foreign countries for advanced college students, it also applies to babies and establishing their native tongue.
If you think about it, babies and young children have no choice but to speak the language that is spoken within their homes. They cannot physically remove themselves from the home, nor can they block out the conversations that are being held to and around them. Their language experience is a complete immersion from birth.
However, there is a difference among children as to the quality and quantity of the immersion experience during their first years.