Babies love "conversations" where there is give and take, their response with gurgling and babbling. Talking with your baby will help them talk, trust and learn.
- The first language skill to develop is understanding what is heard.
- Babies have the need for social interactions and lots of talk from loving adults also builds healthy relationships and social skills: building trust, dealing with emotional and physical needs, and interacting with others in positive ways.
- Research has shown that children from talkative families may have heard 30 million more words by age 3 than children from less-talkative families and that the more words the children had heard by age 3, the better they did on tests of cognitive development.
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