Thursday, November 11, 2010

Baby Talk Crucial For Babies

Scientific American reports that adults must engage in silly baby talk ... so babies learn to talk like adults.

Mothers stretch vowels to make speech clearer which is especially attractive to infants and they turn their heads to the sound. They don’t with normal speech. By age 1, the infant brains starts to favor a specific language and ability to understand foreign languages declines while the brains of babies growing up learning two languages may stay open to new sounds longer.

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