Parents Learn, Babies Talk: How Coaching Moms and Dads Improves Infants’ Language Skills
[Source: Science Daily]
When it comes to helping infants learn to talk, it’s not just how much parents say, but how they say it.
Speaking directly to the baby with a style of speech known as “parentese” — talking slowly and clearly, often with exaggerated vowels and intonation — appears to improve infant language development. A new study from the University of Washington’s Institute for Learning & Brain Sciences (I-LABS) shows that parents who learn how and why to speak parentese can have a direct impact on their children’s vocabulary.
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