LANGUAGE IN GIRLS: Although language development varies from child to child, in general girls are more responsive to the human voice than boys, and they have better verbal skills throughout childhood.
Girls tend to be more verbal at an early age than boys, and begin to string words into sentences earlier. They have better articulation, pronunciation, and grammar, and are better at verbal reasoning.
LANGUAGE IN BOYS: Although there are many individual differences, in general, boys tend to be slower than girls at developing language skills, and this discrepancy lasts right through childhood.
Many boys are later in taking than girls, are slower to put words together in sentences, and take longer to learn to read.
Speech problems such as stuttering are far more common in boys than in girls.
Although this difference in linguistic ability levels out somewhat during the teenage years, you can help your son’s language skills in the preschool years by reading aloud to him and playing lots of word games.