SHE’S A LAN­GUAGE GE­NIUS

Mother & Baby (Australia) - - Bub’s Development -

For adults, learn­ing a for­eign lan­guage can be hard work. But for your baby, it’s a breeze. “A brain is primed to no­tice par­tic­u­lar things,” says Suzanne. “The op­ti­mum pe­riod of time for learn­ing lan­guages is from three months be­fore birth un­til around the age of five years.” Right now, her brain is tun­ing into the rhythms and nu­ances of ev­ery­thing you say, and notic­ing dif­fer­ent sounds, which we think of as words, be­ing used in dif­fer­ent ways.

Try this

Face your baby while she is in her pram and chat to her for as long as pos­si­ble. The more you talk, the more she’ll learn. Researchers at Den­ver Univer­sity found a child whose par­ents talk to her fre­quently will know 300 more words by the age of two than a child with par­ents who don’t.

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