Babies’ brains are primed to look for and expect language.
They need to hear language in order to develop higher order thinking skills which help them problem solve and become social. This means parents have to move beyond baby talk to conversation.
Vocabulary is everything.
Skip the repetition and yes/no questions and work toward a give-and-take conversation.
Focus on what your child likes. Let them vocalize and express themselves as if they’re actually participating.
By the age of 4, kids exposed to high volumes of language have heard 45 million words.
Preschool vocabulary predicts reading comprehension.
Considering that a whopping 90% of a child’s vocabulary is learned from parents, don’t put them in front of tv or other technology and expect them to learn.
Get off your cell phone and talk WITH your baby.
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