Friday, October 12, 2012

Friday Fun Facts

You may not know it when you hear goo-goo ga-ga but babies actually try to communicate almost all the time. It isn't easy because they can't make the same sounds that we adults understand as words. Because of this we often assume the sounds they're making are meaningless. On the contrary the sounds your baby is making are not just cooing & wooing, it IS language, all sounds are language.  Babies do not waste their breath saying nothing, remember just because you don't understand their language doesn't mean they don't clearly understand it and know what they are saying.  It is very important to listen & respond to your baby's effort to communicate. It is vital for a baby's communicative development that their caregivers acknowledge that they are in fact talking and being heard. 

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