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As people spread out from Babel, they could easily have made it to Europe, Asia, and Africa. These continents are all connected. But North and South America and Australia are not connected.
These were the families of the sons of Noah, according to their generations, in their nations; and from these the nations were divided on the earth after the flood. (Genesis 10:32)
The Tower of Babel incident occurred around 4,200 years ago — about 100 years after the Flood but before Abraham was born.
Therefore its name is called Babel, because there the LORD confused the language of all the earth.
Is there a “kid friendly” answer to the origin of language?