Dr Grace O. Edu, Victoria Ejemot Aquah & Anoh Janet Menku
Entry into formal language is one of the most important and exciting achievements of early development of a child. Moreover, language is foundational to children’s school readiness and achievement. The various components of the language art are developmental in nature and require training, which must begin from the early age of a child. Parental involvement as one of the major factors that support language skills development in early childhood, is a situation where parents are directly involved in the education of their children. They either involve themselves or are involved by the school and teachers in their children’s learning process. Consequently, this paper enunciates the implications of parental involvement in children’s language skills development, factors militating against effective parental involvement in language skills development in early childhood education in Nigeria and the way forward for effective parental involvement in language skills development in early childhood education.